Currently playing for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA is Derrick Martell Rose who was born on the 4th of October 1988 and is a professional American basketball player.
He was born in Chicago and learned to play basketball from his three older brothers. After graduation the scouts rated him as the top point guard and in high school he won two state championships.
He was a part of the basketball team at University of Memphis Tigers and in 2008 he reached the NCAA national championship game. As soon as Rose declared for the 2008 NBA Draft, he got selected as the first overall by his hometown team The Chicago Bulls.
During the first year of his professional basketball career, he was selected as the Rookie of the Year and was also selected in the All Rookie Team. For the first time he was selected as All- Star for the 2010 NBA All Star Game.
At the 2010 FIBA World Championships he was also named as the starter for the U.S team. An investigation by the NCAA revealed that Rose’s Sat scores were invalidated and this made him ineligible to play for Memphis and because of this Memphis was vacated by NCAA for the entire 2007-08 season.
Born and raised in the south side of Chicago, he was the youngest brother of his three older brothers. He was always an avid fan of basketball while he was growing up, and played basketball for hours in courts nearby with his brothers.
Rose became really good at playing basketball and became an expert. But soon as his brothers realized this they stopped his outside contact to avoid Rose being exploited or derailed by other parties. With Mean Street Express, Rose played AAU ball and he was coached by his brother and also starred along with Indiana prep star Eric Gordon.
Rose was enrolled at the Simeon Career Academy where he played freshmen and JV basketball for Wolverine and wore the #25 which was in honor of Ben Benji Wilson who was a former player who got murdered by someone in the gang way back in 1984. In 2006 while during his junior year, the Simeon Wolverines won the Chicago Public League championship which was held at the United Center.
While during his senior year he was ranked as the fifth best prospect in the nation by Sports Illustrated. When Rose was playing with the Simeon its reputation was really good and after his senior year he was again declared the All-State after he was named the Illinois Mr. Basketball.
He also was named as the McDonald’s All-American team and he was awarded the First Team honors by Parade selection and USA today. Rose, in the year 2009, was named as the decade’s third greatest high school point guard by ESPN RISE magazine. Rose was lucky to be selected in the first overall draft by the Chicago Bulls which was an unlikely event to occur. He was awarded Rookie of the year for the months of November and December and also played at the Rookie Challenge and won the Skills Challenge.