Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Basketball Player

Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. 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.

Full Name
Derrick Martell Rose
Oct 4, 1988
6′ 3″
Net Worth


Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4th, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. His zodiac sign is Libra and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the youngest son of Brenda Rose and her husband, a former basketball player and coach, Derrick Rose Sr. His older brother Reggie inspired him to play basketball.

    Rose attended Simeon Career Academy high school in Chicago, where he was a four-year starter for their varsity team. He received several awards during his high school career including being named Illinois Mr. Basketball by the Chicago Tribune in 2007 and Parade Magazine All-American in that same year. He also led his team to two state championships in his junior and senior years. 

Rose decided to skip college and join the NBA draft after graduating from high school, making him the first ever Chicago Public League Player drafted number one overall when he was selected by the Bulls in 2008. During his rookie season he won the Rookie of the Year award and broke Michael Jordan's record for most points scored by a rookie in a single game when he scored 36 points against the New York Knicks. In 2011 he was voted MVP of the league and led the Bulls to their best regular season record since 1997.

Injuries have plagued Rose's career ever since then with multiple knee surgeries, causing him to miss several seasons of basketball at a time before eventually returning to action later on down the road. Despite these setbacks, he remains an incredibly talented player who has been able to bounce back each time with strong performances on both sides of the court. He currently plays for the Detroit Pistons after spending time with both Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves in between his stints with Chicago Bulls.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Derrick Rose is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 4, 1988, Derrick Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Illinois Mr. Basketball Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose wins the prestigious Illinois Mr. Basketball award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends University of Memphis</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose signs with the University of Memphis and leads them to a 38-2 record during his season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose is selected first overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose becomes the youngest player to win the MVP award at just 22 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Torn ACL Injury</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose suffers a torn ACL injury in the opening game of the playoffs and is out for the remainder of the season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Detroit Pistons</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose signs a two year deal with the Detroit Pistons.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Derrick Rose is a great role model for young athletes. He has overcome adversity and continues to be an inspiration to many. He is also a great example of how to stay humble and work hard even when faced with challenges.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Derrick Rose is a great basketball player and has won multiple awards. His skill set combined with his determination and drive make him one of the best players in the NBA. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Derrick Rose is dedicated to giving back to the community by creating organizations that provide education, mentorship and job opportunities for those in need. He is constantly working to create change in his community and empower others.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest MVP in NBA History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history at 22 years old when he won the award in 2011.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Pick in the 2008 NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Derrick Rose was the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, selected by his hometown Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Holds University of Memphis Record for Points Scored</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">During his college career, Derrick Rose scored a school record 2,289 points and had the second most assists in Memphis history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Four Time NBA All Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Derrick Rose was named an NBA All Star four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) during his time with the Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Olympic Gold Medal Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Derrick Rose represented the USA and won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.</p></div>


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