Derrick Martell Rose is a professional basketball player for NBA’s Chicago Bulls. He played college basketball for one year for the University of Memphis before getting drafted in NBA draft 2008 by Chicago for the first overall. He was the first guard who was drafted first overall since 1996. He is aspiring to win NBA Rookie of the Year. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2011 and became the youngest player who won at 22 years. According to an NCAA investigation in 2009, the SAT scores had been nullified and he couldn’t manage to play for Memphis. Hence, Memphis remained vacated throughout 2007-08 season on NCAA.
Rose suffered major knee injuries since his MVP campaign 2010-11. He suffered injury in his left knee in the first round against Philadelphia 76ears at the 2012 NBA Playoffs. He underwent emergency surgery and sidelined for the whole 2012-13 season. In 2013-14, he returned on the game. His right meniscus was injured during a regular game against Portland Trail Blazers on November 22, 2013. On this season, he made a comeback the following season once again and his injuries kept on riddling him and he missed 30 games.
Full Name: Derrick Martell Rose
Date of Birth: 4th Oct 88
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Net Worth: $70 million
Height: 6ft 3in (1.91 m)
Source of Income: Basketball
Hobbies: Playing Ping-pong, Rummikub
He was drafted first overall in 2008 NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls. He was selected to prepare National Team for Beijing Olympics to the US Select Team. He played two games in Orlando Pro Summer League in mid July until he suffered from tendinitis in right knee by the end of summer. In October, he returned to play all the preseason games.
He scored up to 10 points in his initial 10 games and became the first Bulls draftee with this score since Michael Jordan. He earned the honors as Rookie of the Month from Eastern Conference for November and December. He played in Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend and won Skills Challenge. He beat various All-Stars to be the first to claim this trophy. Against Boston Celtics in his playoff debut, Rose had 36 points recorded with 4 rebounds and 11 assists. He had 4th bestselling jersey of the league as reported by ESPN on January 2010. He is also one of the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Englewood Area, Chicago. It was one of the most threatening areas on South Side. After Reggie, Dwayne and Allan, he is the youngest child of Brenda Rose. His brothers were very talented in basketball and they taught him all the basketball techniques on nearest courts. With the growth of his talent on basketball, he grabbed a lot of attention in basketball circles of Chicago. His brothers and mother restricted outside contacts with him. His mother had a fear that street agents might divert his path to NBA career and he would be exploited by outside parties.