Derrick Rose

Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft.

Where He Was Born

Rose was born and raised in the Chicago area, and attended Simeon Career Academy. He was highly recruited by NCAA scouts and coaches, eventually choosing to join the University of Memphis under Coach John Calipari.

Derrick Rose In College

Rose led the Memphis Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history (a 38-2 record), their first number one ranking in 25 years, and an appearance in the NCAA Championship game. In 2009, an NCAA investigation revealed that Rose's SAT scores had been invalidated, and as a result, the NCAA vacated Memphis' entire 2007–08 season.

Derrick Rose Memphis highlights

Memphis Team Rankings and Record

Derrick Rose, Joey Dorsey, and Chris Douglas-Roberts

With the addition of Rose and led by veteran upperclassmen Joey Dorsey and Chris Douglas-Roberts, the Tigers started out the season ranked third in the nation. Memphis sprinted to a 26–0 start and claimed the number one ranking in the country for the first time in over 25 years before falling to the University of Tennessee Volunteers 66–62 in February. Memphis was able to bounce back and capture the Conference USA Tournament to qualify for the Big Dance with a 33–1 record.

Rose before he went to the knicks

Derrick Rose back when he was on the bulls

Before Rose went to the knicks he played for the Chicago Bulls. When he was on the bulls he was the MVP. He played many seasons on the Chicago Bulls, but now he is on the New york Knicks where they just finished there first season together.

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony(Right) Derrick Rose(Middle) Kristaps Porzingis(Left)
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