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William Edward Perdue (born August 29, 1965) is an American retired NBA basketball player who was a member of four NBA championship teams, three with the Chicago Bulls (1991–1993) and one with the San Antonio Spurs (1999). Perdue is now a Studio analyst for NBC Sports Chicago during their pre-game and post-game Chicago Bulls broadcasts.

Will Perdue
Personal information
Born (1965-08-29) August 29, 1965 (age 54)
Melbourne, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolMerritt Island
(Merritt Island, Florida)
CollegeVanderbilt (1983–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1988–2001
PositionCenter
Number32, 41, 55
Career history
19881995Chicago Bulls
19951999San Antonio Spurs
1999–2000Chicago Bulls
2000–2001Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3740 (4.7 ppg)
Rebounds3918 (4.9 rpg)
Blocks527 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Perdue attended Merritt Island High School, Merritt Island, Florida [1] He then played basketball at Vanderbilt, where he was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and SEC Male Athlete of the Year in 1988.[2] He was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 11th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft. The Bulls won three championships from 1991–1993 during Perdue's career. Perdue was mainly a backup to center Bill Cartwright. He became a regular starter during the 1994–95 NBA season, during which he averaged 8.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. However, the emergence of Luc Longley made him expendable, and before the next season's training camp, the Bulls traded him to the San Antonio Spurs for Dennis Rodman.[3] The Spurs won the NBA championship in 1999, Perdue's fourth.[4]

In August 1999, Perdue rejoined the Bulls as a free agent. He started 15 of 67 games for them in 1999–2000, averaging 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. After the 2000 season, Perdue left Chicago and signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged 1.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 4.5 minutes in 13 games.[4] He averaged 4.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game over a thirteen-year career.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "SEC honors basketball legends at SEC Tournament". secsports.com. February 12, 2003. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Alex Sachare. The Chicago Bulls Encyclopedia. Contemporary Books, 1999. 246-7.
  4. ^ a b Will Perdue bio Archived February 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. NBA.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Will Perdue statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.

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