Derrick Rose is an American professional basketball player with an estimated net worth of $70 million. He was born on October 4, 1988. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to mother Brenda Rose. There is no real information available about the identify of his father. Whether or not he is aware of the man who is his father is not something we know, but it’s also not something that is anyone’s public business should the family decide that it is not; and we respect that decision. Derrick Rose has three brothers who are all older than he, and each one loves the sport of basketball. All three very good at the sport, they taught their little brother to play the game. It quickly became apparent to his mother that while her three oldest sons were good at the game, no one was as good as her youngest son.
As he continued to become even better, he began to see a lot of people interested in him. His mother was fearful that someone might come along and ruin his chances to play professional basketball and care for his family, so she restricted the access that the rest of the world had to this young man. She had her three older boys keep an eye on him when she could not, and they never let anyone near their star player. When he was only a freshman in high school in 2003, Derrick Rose was already someone that college scouts were looking at, and for good reason. He went to Simeon Career Academy, but he was not permitted to play for the varsity team since the coach there had a very specific rule that no freshman players were allowed. He continued to wow the world on the JV team, and he became the most famous player at the school before long.
Derrick Rose was named the 5th best prospect for the NBA when he was only a senior in high school, according to Sports Illustrated. He decided, however, to get some college under his belt first. He went on to accept a scholarship offered to him by John Calipari, the coach at the University of Memphis. He played for one season and faced a great deal of controversy surrounding his grades in high school and allegedly having someone else take some tests for him. The school was also accused of allowing his brother to travel free with the team, and the stress was too much for Derrick Rose. He decided that after one season with Memphis, he would declare himself for the NBA draft.
It worked out for Derrick Rose, too. He was the first pick overall during the 2008 draft. He was chosen by his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. His season was impressive that first year, and he broke many records and became the first player to do some of the same things that only one other player had been able to do in his career; Michael Jordan. Derrick Rose is one of the greatest players in the NBA.
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