Jay Bilas, ESPN broadcaster, attorney, and author, is one of basketball’s strongest voices. He joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 1995 and today serves as a game and studio analyst and expert courtside color commentator, working more than 40 games a season and co-hosting ESPN’s popular road show, College Game Day. He also is a regular contributor to SportsCenter, ESPN.com and ESPNEWS, and he provides commentary on coverage of the NBA Draft and NCAA Final Four.
Bilas is a multiple-time Emmy nominee for Best Studio Analyst and was twice named Best Game Analyst by Sports Illustrated. He received “Best Column of the Year” from the US Basketball Writers Association and the “Distinguished Young Alumni Award” from Duke Law School.
The 6’8” Bilas was a four-year starter for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke from 1982-86. He finished his career with 1,062 points, 692 rebounds, and was ranked among Duke’s all-time career field-goal percentage leaders (56 percent). As a senior, Bilas was a starter on the record holding 37-win Duke squad that played in the 1986 NCAA Championship game.
He graduated from Duke with a degree in political science in 1986 and from Duke Law School in 1992. He has been a litigation attorney with the Charlotte, N.C., firm of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC since 1992.