30 Fascinating Things To Know About The Famous Basketball Player Derrick Rose


Derrick Martell Rose, the American Professional Basketball player, for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011. Here are 30 facts to know about him:

  1. Rose was born on October 04, 1988, in south Chicago, Illinois. He is the youngest of four sons to Brenda Rose.
  2. He was raised without a father in tough Englewood section of Chicago by his mother. His three brothers Dwayne, Reggie and Allan took on a fatherly role.
  3. He was introduced to basketball by his brothers and under their watchful guidance, his talent as a basketball player was evident. He became a star in his town with exceptional court vision.
  4. In 2003 he was enrolled at ‘Simeon Career Academy.’ He played in the junior varsity basketball team despite his exceptional skill. He was given ‘Benji’s’ jersey no. 25 as the best player.
  5. In 2004, he made his debut for the varsity team and averaged 19.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 8.3 apg and 2.4 steals. He was selected for ‘Parade All-American’ third team.
  6. In 2006, Rose led Simeon Wolverines to state championship after 22 years beating Richwood High School in the dying minutes of extra time. He made it into EA Sports All-American Second Team Pick.
  7. As Wolverines won their second straight state championship in 2007, Rose was named ‘Illinois Mr. Basketball and made into first team honor by Parade and USA Today selection. He averaged 25.2ppg, 9.1apg, 8.8rpg and 3.4 steals overall.
  8. Rose chose ‘University of Memphis Tigers’ for scholarship over ‘University of Illinois’ for he wanted to be coached by Rod Stickland, a 17 years veteran of the league.
  9. After Memphis lost to Kansas Jayhawks 75-68 in the in the final of ‘NCAA Championship,’ Rose announced on April 15 to forgo his graduation at Memphis and declared for 2008 NBA Draft.
  10. On May 28, 2009, Rose along with three others was named in ‘grade boosts’ to alter their college transcripts. The grade changes were not supported by any documents and he was found not eligible and NVAA vacated Memphis 2007-08 season.
  11. Rose was drafted by the ‘Chicago Bulls’ and averaged 16.8ppg, 6.3apg, and 3.9rpg in his very first season. He was chosen to the U.S. Selected Team to scrimmage against and prepare the National Team for the Olympics.
  12. Rose became the first rookie to claim Skill Challenge Trophy in 2008. He also won the Rookie of the Year award and was also named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
  13. He had an ankle injury during 2009-10 preseason game and was out of action for a brief period beforerecovering forBulls season opener. He was selected as reserve for Eastern Conference’s All-Star Game in that season, the first Bull player since Michael Jordan in 1998.
  14. He recorded his first triple-double of his career in a winning cause against Memphis Grizzlies. He scored 22 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 96-84 win.
  15. On February 17, 2011, Rose recorded his career-high 42 points during 109-99 win against San Antonio Spurs. He ended the season with 2000 points and 600 assists in a single season, to become the third playerin NBA history after LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
  16. As a best performing player, Rose won the ‘NBA Most Valuable Player’ of 2010-11 season. He became the youngest player at 22 years and 6 months and only the second player from Chicago Bulls after Michael Jordan to be honored.
  17. He extended his contract with Chicago Bulls for five years’ worth U.S $ 94.8 million in December 11, 2011. He was paid 30% more than Bull’s salary cap.
  18. He earns around U.S. $ 1.5 million to 2.5 million annually in endorsement to be ranked among top NBA player in earnings.
  19. Rose injured his left knee during the playoff game and was operated on May 12, 2012. He returned to action in a pre-season game on January 2013, after 17 months break.
  20. On October 09, 2012, his girlfriend Mieka Reese gave birth to their son Derrick Jr. The son also goes by the name Pooh, Rose’s lifelong nickname.
  21. On November 25, Rose underwent surgery on his right knee this time for torn meniscus. Although he returned after 13 months, he was operated again on February 24.
  22. On September 29, 2015, Rose was struck in the face by an elbow during a practice game and sustained left orbital fracture. He returned after a month break for regular season wearing face mask.
  23. On June 22, 2016, he was transferred to New York Knicks in an exchange program and made his debut for Knicks on October 25.
  24. On January 10, 2017, he was fined an undisclosed sum for not informing the team officials of his unavailability for a game against New Orleans Pelicans on January 09. He went to attend to a family issue in Chicago.
  25. He was part of United Sates men’s basketball team in 2010 and 2014 for FIBA World Cupwhich won the gold medals.
  26. He has established himself as most athletic point guard in NBA history. He averages 19.9 points per game despite having weakness for jump shot and three pointers.
  27. Rose is a devote Christian and owes every think in his life to Jesus. He has several tattoos and wrist band advocating his faith.
  28. In 2016 he was accused along with his friends of raping his former girlfriend. He was cleared of all charges by eight member jury on October 19, that year.
  29. Rose was the cover athlete of basketball video game NBA 2K13 and lone cover athlete of NBA 2K10 Draft Combine.
  30. He has several endorsement to his name such as Adidas, Wilson Sporting Goods, Skullcandy headphones, Nissan and Powerade, sports drinks.
  31. Rose’s estimated net worth is reported to be $85 million, with a current salary of $18.8 million and an additional $10 million from endorsements ever year.

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