Derrick Rose is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies.

He was the first overall pick during the 2008 NBA Draft. In 2011, Rose was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. He has also been named an All-Star three times in his career. He was also the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He stands 188 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. Rose plays right-handed and he is a point guard. He grew up in the Englewood area and is the youngest son of his parents.

Team 220 memphis grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.91 m / 91 kg
Born 4 Oct 1988
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname D-Rose
Team History
220 memphis grizzlies Memphis 2023 - present
204 new york knicks New York 2021 - 2023
209 detroit pistons Detroit 2019 - 2021
226 minnesota timberwolves Minnesota 2018 - 2019
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2017 - 2018
204 new york knicks New York 2016 - 2017
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2008 - 2016

His brothers introduced him to basketball and also helped train him when he was a kid.

High School and College Career

He attended the Simeon Career Academy. He was named to a number of All-American teams. He was also honored as 2007’s Mr. Basketball Illinois. By the time he was a senior, he had attracted interest from several colleges and universities.

He chose to commit to the University of Memphis in 2007. A year later, he announced that he was forgoing the rest of his college eligibility and declared for the NBA.

Professional Career

He was the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, chosen by the Chicago Bulls. They signed him soon after the draft. He started his career with a bang and became the first Bulls draftee to score 10 points or more in his first three games since Michael Jordan achieved the same feat.

He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Rose was named an NBA All-Star in 2010. He would be named to the All-Star team in 2011 and again in 2012. In 2011, he was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.

He suffered an ACL tear in the 2011-2012 Season and he took a year off to help him heal. When he returned in the 2013-2014 season, he suffered an injury. He got back to playing in the playoffs in the 2014-2015 season.

In 2016, the Bulls traded Rose to the New York Knicks. He suffered a meniscus tear while playing for the team and he had to have surgery again. In 2017, he signed to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A year later, he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He continued to jump from team to team but he played with the Detroit Pistons from 2019 to 2021. In 2021, he was traded back to the Knicks.

In 2023, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Career Highlights

  • 2011 - NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2010–2012 - NBA All-Star
  • 2011 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2009 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2008 - Third-team All-American – AP, NABC
  • 2007 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 2005 - Third-team Parade All-American
  • 2006 - Fourth-team Parade All-American
  • 2007 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2007 - Illinois Mr. Basketball

Medals, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2010 FIBA World Cup Turkey
  • Gold - 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain

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