NBA white guy of the day Will Perdue
Will Perdue was a super tall, lanky, unathletic center and will always have a soft spot in my heart. He was part of my favorite team growing up and I think gave me hope that anyone could be a professional athlete. Plus he was an crucial part in a trade with the Spurs to bring a little guy named Dennis Rodman to the Bulls. I think also that people forget that Jordan beat his ass in practice once. Besides his playing career the most memorable thing about him were his huge feet. Before the big fuss over how giant Shaq was, there was this guy.
Those boats are size 21 and look like the ultimate dad shoe. I vividly remember my local mall showcasing those bad boys for everyone to see. I think at the time my whole arm fit inside.
Will Perdue as you would expect was a stud in college. He went to Vanderbilt. During his Jr and Sr season he really turned up the heat. I’m assuming he finally grew into his 7′ frame. In those years he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds a game. In Will’s senior season he was named the SEC player of the year and actually SEC male athlete of the year.
Mr. Perdue was drafted in the 1988 NBA draft 11th overall. He was drafted by you guessed it the Bulls. Danny manning was drafted 1st overall that year with Rik Smits, Mitch Richmond and Hersey Hawkins were notables before Perdue. Dan Majerle, Rod Strickland, and one of my favorites Anthony Mason were drafted after.
Will Perdue is one of those guys that always was in the right place. This guy got 4 NBA championships. He was the original Brian Scalabrine. He played 13 years in the NBA. Here are some highlights.