Will Perdue

Will Perdue

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

Sweet 16 Highlights: Kansas sprints away from Purdue in 98-66 rout

24 March 2017 Comments are off for this post.
KANSAS CITY, MO – It started out as a tight contest, …until three-and-a-half minutes into the second half, when Kansas went on a blistering 31-9 run to blow out fourth-seeded Purdue 98-66 and advance to their second Elite Eight in as many years. Guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham each poured in…
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Sweet 16 Highlights: Oregon outlasts Michigan in thriller, 69-68

23 March 2017 Comments are off for this post.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Michigan Senior Derrick Walton, Jr. just missed a game-winning three-point attempt as the clock ran out, preserving a narrow 69-68 Oregon victory and a spot in the Elite Eight for the second year in a row. The third-seeded Ducks were led by Tyler Dorsey’s 20 points and…
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Kansas City Preview: Can anyone stop Michigan?

23 March 2017 Comments are off for this post.
KANSAS CITY, MO – For a Midwest Regional semifinal, you can’t get more Midwestern than Kansas, Michigan and Purdue. Oregon is the only regional outlier set to tip off on Thursday, facing the Big Ten tournament champion Michigan Wolverines at 7:09 ET. The second game will see perennial blue-blood Kansas…
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