Will Perdue is an analyst for NCAA Basketball and the NCAA Tournament on Westwood One Sports.
A four-time NBA champion and star collegiate athlete, Perdue continues to contribute to the success of emerging NBA stars through his work in player development and as a radio and television analyst.
Perdue graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) in 1988 following an outstanding collegiate career with the Commodores. Playing for coach C.M. Newton, Perdue led the Commodores to the Sweet 16 before falling to eventual national champion Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. The third-team All-America selection and Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game during his senior season with Vanderbilt.
Following his collegiate career, Perdue began a 13-year career in the NBA after being drafted with the 11th overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
During his lengthy professional career, Perdue played for the Chicago Bulls (1989-1995, 2000), San Antonio Spurs (1996-1999) and Portland Trailblazers (2001) before his 2001 retirement.
Perdue played alongside such greats as Hall of Fame members Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and David Robinson and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan.
Playing for coaches Phil Jackson (Bulls) and Greg Popovich (Spurs), Perdue was a member of four NBA championship teams. He won titles with the Bulls in 1991, 1992 and 1993 while claiming a title with the Spurs in 1999. His championship run with the Bulls was historic as the team is one of just three organizations in league history to win three titles or more in consecutive seasons in their history.
After retiring from the league, Perdue has been active in the NBA and collegiate athletics in various capacities.
Working for agent Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, Perdue has worked to prepare college players for the NBA Draft. During that time, Perdue has mentored such lottery picks as Chris Kaman (Los Angeles Clippers), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trailblazers), Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets) and Robin Lopez (Phoenix Suns).
In addition to his work for Westwood One, Perdue also serves as a color analyst for ESPN. He can be seen on the networks coverage of college basketball’s Southeastern Conference and heard on the network’s radio coverage of the NBA.
Will Perdue's Posts
MADISON, WI – Nigel Hayes had 31 points and Ethan Happ added 25 as Wisconsin’s big men carried the Badgers to an 82-79 overtime win versus Indiana. The Hoosiers, who suffered their first Big Ten loss of the…Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – The Blue Devils closed with a 13-1 run over the course of the game’s final five minutes, as top-seeded Duke pulled away with a 66-52 win over 2nd-seeded Gonzaga in the South Regional Final. After an early second-half push gave the Bulldogs a four-point lead, Duke got a…Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – Looking to reach their first Final Four, Gonzaga relies on an experienced roster. Junior Przemek Karnowski is one of those veterans, and the 7-foot, 1-inch center is looking to be the man who helps the Bulldogs break through the ceiling against Duke on Sunday night. The Polish big…Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – Duke’s been here before, 19 times in fact. Gonzaga hasn’t made it this far since 1999, though they’ve had plenty of chances since becoming a tournament regular. Sunday night will either see the veteran Blue Devils advance yet again, or the apprentice Bulldogs breaking through for the first time. It’ll…Read More »
HOUSTON- Justise Winslow had 21 points and 10 rebounds Friday to lead top-seeded Duke past No. 5-seed Utah, 63-57, in the NCAA South Region Sweet Sixteen. The Blue Devils will face Gonzaga in an Elite Eight matchup Sunday. The Blue Devils led 27-22 at intermission and stretched their lead to…Read More »
HOUSTON – Przemek Karnowski finished with 18 points and eight rebounds to help Gonzaga pull away from UCLA for a 74-62 win in the NCAA South Regional Final. The Zags, 35-2, reached the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999 and pulled within one win of its first Final Four appearance.…Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – Utah’s defense has been one of the best in the country all season, and Larry Krystkowiak hopes his 5th-seeded Utes will be able to rely on that when they face the potent and balanced attack of top-seeded Duke. Transition could be the key phase in this contest, and the Deron…Read More »
HOUSTON, TX – Revenge will be on the minds of both fan-bases when 11th-seeded UCLA takes on 2nd-seeded Gonzaga in the first Sweet Sixteen contest of the night in Houston. A sour taste remains in the mouths of Bruins fans from back in December, when the Bulldogs took it to Steve Alford’s team early and often in…Read More »
OMAHA, NE – Frank Kaminsky is going to Hollywood. Wisconsin overcame a strong challenge from Oregon on Sunday night to advance into the Sweet 16, where they’ll face Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels next Thursday in Los Angeles. Kaminsky had 16 points and 7 rebounds, but it was Oregon’s Joseph Young…Read More »
OMAHA, NE – If it hadn’t been clear before, it is now: Wichita State is no longer the little brother to KU. Spurred by a barrage of second-half threes, the Shockers knocked off the Jayhawks and reached the Sweet 16 where they’ll face No. 3 Notre Dame next week in Cleveland.…Read More »