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.
LEXINGTON, KY – PJ Washington came off the bench to score 16 points and grab five rebounds as Kentucky defeated Alabama 81-71 on Saturday afternoon. Kevin Lee and Will Perdue had the call on Westwood One.Read More »
MORGANTOWN, WV – For the second straight season, a double-digit second-half lead wasn’t enough for West Virginia against Kansas as the Jayhawks rallied past the Mountaineers for a 71-66 win on Monday night. Jason Benetti and Will Perdue called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
KANSAS CITY, MO – Despite entering the tournament missing one of their best players, the Oregon Ducks have pressed on and advanced to the Final Four with a 74-60 win against Kansas. Tyler Dorsey scored 27 for Oregon, while Frank Mason scored 21 in the loss for Kansas. The Ducks…Read More »
KANSAS CITY – Oregon faces a daunting task Saturday, battling top-seeded Kansas for the right to reach the Final Four — less than an hour from the Jayhawks’ campus. The No. 3-seed Ducks got past Michigan, 69-68, in Thursday’s regional semifinal. Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey, though, says confidence is high…Read More »
KANSAS CITY – The Kansas Jayhawks have reached the Elite Eight with three consecutive blowout wins, averaging a 30-point victory margin in NCAA Tournament play. Head coach Bill Self leads KU into an Elite Eight matchup with Oregon, less than an hour from their Lawrence, Kansas campus. Will Perdue caught…Read More »
KANSAS CITY – Kansas raced past Purdue in the Sweet Sixteen, and Oregon nosed its way past Michigan. Both have reached the Elite Eight where each of their seasons ended a year ago. Which team can handle the anxiety that comes with advancing further than a year ago? Who will…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »