Will Perdue
Personal information
Born (1965-08-29) August 29, 1965 (age 58)
Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolMerritt Island
(Merritt Island, Florida)
CollegeVanderbilt (1983–1988)
NBA draft1988: 1st round, 11th overall pick
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1988–2001
Number32, 41, 55
Career history
19881995Chicago Bulls
19951999San Antonio Spurs
1999–2000Chicago Bulls
2000–2001Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,740 (4.7 ppg)
Rebounds3,918 (4.9 rpg)
Blocks527 (0.7 bpg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

William Edward Perdue III (born August 29, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He 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.


Perdue attended Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida[1]


He played college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores, where he was named a third-team All-American and named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and SEC Male Athlete of the Year in 1988.[2]

Professional career

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.

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 1999–2000 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]


  1. ^ "Will Perdue Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  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.