College Basketball Analyst
Will Perdue, former 13-year NBA veteran with four NBA Finals rings, joined ESPN in 2014 to provide analysis for the SEC Network’s college basketball games.
In addition to his coverage with the SEC Network, Perdue can also be heard on ESPN radio calling NBA games and Westwood One Sports providing analysis for the NCAA Tournament and other college basketball games throughout the season. He is a studio analyst for ComCast SportsNet Chicago, where he writes columns and does pre-game and post-game for Chicago Bulls broadcasts. Perdue also works for agent Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group to prepare college prospects for the NBA, where he has mentored NBA lottery picks such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Kaman and Brook and Robin Lopez.
Perdue was drafted 11th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, who he won three consecutive NBA championships with from 1991-1993. In the following season, he took over as the starting center and averaged 8.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. He then was traded to the San Antonio Spurs for Dennis Rodman and went on to play with the Spurs from 1995-1999, including playing a role on the 1999 championship team. After his fourth NBA championship, Perdue returned to Chicago when he signed with the Bulls for the 2000 season. His final year in the NBA was spent with the Portland Trailblazers the following season.
Perdue graduated from Vanderbilt University with a communications degree in 1988, the same year he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game while also winning both the SEC Player of the Year award for basketball and the SEC Male Athlete of Year. The Merritt Island, Fla. native was also a high school All-American during his senior year.