Jalen Rose is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is currently working as a sports analyst. Teams he played for in the NBA include the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns. Back in college, he played for the University of Michigan.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jalen Anthony Rose was born on January 30, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan. He stands 203 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 98 kg. He is a right-handed player and he was a point guard and small forward.

He is the biological son of basketball player Jimmy Walker. The two never met. His name is a combination of his father’s name and his uncle’s, Leonard’s. Many NBA players have been named after him including Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, Jalen Mayfield, and Jaylen Waddle.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 2.03 m / 98 kg
Born 30 Jan 1973
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2006 - 2007
206 toronto raptors Toronto 2003 - 2006
204 new york knicks New York 2006
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2002 - 2003
210 indiana pacers Indiana 1996 - 2002
225 denver nuggets Denver 1994 - 1996

In 2011, he married Molly Qerim. They divorced in 2021. He has two daughters and a son from a previous relationship.

High School and College Career

Rose attended Southwestern High School in Detroit. In his senior year, he received All-American honors from McDonald’s and Parade. He received a number of college offers but chose to go for the University of Michigan. He played with them from 1991 to 1994.

While in college, he was one of the Wolverine’s Fab Five, which included [Chris Webber]], Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, and Jimmy King. In Michigan, He was named to the 1994 First-team All-Big Ten and the Consensus Second-Team All-American.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 1994 and was selected during that year’s Draft. Rose was chosen by the Denver Nuggets as their 13th overall pick in the first round. In his rookie year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He played with the Nuggets from 1994 to 1996 when he was traded to the Indiana Pacers.

In 2000, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. He stayed with the Pacers through to 2002 and then he signed with the Chicago Bulls for the 2002-2003 season. From 2003 to 2006, he played for the Toronto Raptors.

In 2006, he briefly signed with the New York Knicks. The 2006 to 2007 season was his last professional season. He played this with the Phoenix Suns.

After his NBA career, he started to work as a Sideline Reporter for the 2006 NBA Playoffs. He has since worked for ESPN and SportsCenter. He was also a host for the NBA Countdown.

Career Highlights

  • 2000 - NBA Most Improved Player
  • 1995 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 1994 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 1994 - First-team All-Big Ten
  • 1991 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 1991 - Second-team ParadeAll-American
  • 1990 - Fourth-team ParadeAll-American

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