College Basketball Analyst
Jon Sundvold, former University of Missouri All-American and nine-year NBA veteran, joined ESPN in 1994 as a men’s college basketball analyst, and still covers college basketball games for the network, including as an SEC Network analyst.
Sundvold is also the President of Sundvold Capital Management, which is a financial advisory firm in Columbia, Mo., that he founded in 1997. He also has worked as an analyst with CBS Sports during their NCAA men’s basketball championship coverage, and with Creative Sports covering Big 12 basketball games. His broadcasting career began at his alma mater when he provided analysis for radio broadcasts of University of Missouri basketball games from 1992-1994.
Sundvold was selected 16th overall by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1983 NBA Draft and played with the team until 1985. He then played with the San Antonio Spurs from 1985-88 and finished his NBA career with the Miami Heat from 1988-92. He averaged 7.7 points per game and had a 45.2 field goal percentage throughout his career, and also set the NBA 3-point percentage record at 52.2 percent in his first year with the Heat.
Sundvold graduated from Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1983, where he was also a four-year guard, who ranks third in school history in assists and points. He is one of two Mizzou players who have played on four consecutive league championship teams, as he helped the Tigers compile a cumulative 100-28 record during his four years.
A native of Blue Springs, Mo., Sundvold was inducted into the University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990 and was voted the MVP of Missouri’s All-Decade Team in the 1980s. He is also a member of the National High School Hall of Fame.