82 Facts About Derrick Rose


Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4,1988 and is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.


Derrick Rose played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft.


Derrick Rose was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2009 and became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011 at age 22.


Derrick Rose was highly recruited by colleges, eventually choosing to join the University of Memphis under coach John Calipari.


Derrick Rose led the Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history, their first number 1 ranking in 25 years, and an appearance in the NCAA championship game.


Derrick Rose returned the following season, but knee injuries continued to impact his availability and his production.


In June 2016, Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks, where he finished the final year of his contract.


Derrick Rose signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves a month later on a rest-of-season contract; he stayed with the team through the following season and enjoyed a revived role as a sixth man off the bench despite missing 31 games due to injury management.


Derrick Rose was born and raised in the Englewood area, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side.


Derrick Rose is the youngest son of Brenda Rose after Dwayne, Reggie, and Allan.


Derrick Rose feared he would be exploited and his path to the NBA diverted by outside parties like street agents, similar to what happened to former Chicago prospect Ronnie Fields.


Derrick Rose wore No 25 in honor of Ben "Benji" Wilson, a promising player who was murdered by a gang member during his senior year in 1984.


Derrick Rose was not allowed on varsity due to a long-standing tradition that head coach Bob Hambric, who had been with the school since 1980 had no freshmen on the varsity team.


Hambric softened his stance and allowed the freshman a chance to play on varsity in the state tournament, but Derrick Rose declined, wanting the players to get due credit.


Derrick Rose's play garnered him his first national award: a Parade All-American third team spot.


The score was knotted at 29 late in the extra period when Derrick Rose stole the ball and buried the game winning jumper as time expired, giving Simeon its first state title since the Wilson-led Wolverines won in 1984.


Derrick Rose averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals.


Derrick Rose was awarded with First Team honors by Parade selection and USA Today and USA Today First Team All-American.


Derrick Rose was selected to play in the Jordan Brand All-Star Game and Nike Hoop Summit.


Derrick Rose accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Memphis Tigers under John Calipari, who recruited him after seeing him play in an AAU game.


Gordon retracted his verbal commitment from the Fighting Illini, opting to play for Indiana, and Derrick Rose subsequently gave his verbal commitment before the start of his senior season.


Derrick Rose chose Memphis because of the school's history of putting players in the NBA and the prospect of Rod Strickland, a 17-year veteran of the league, mentoring him.


Derrick Rose averaged 14.9 points per game, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular season and earned All-American Third Team honors among others.


Derrick Rose finished as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award as well as the John R Wooden Award.


Derrick Rose was named to the All-Final Four team after averaging 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.


Memphis contended that it had learned of the allegations about Derrick Rose's SAT score shortly after he enrolled at the school.


Ultimately, Memphis was unable to find any evidence that Derrick Rose had cheated based on what was available at the time and cleared him to play.


Mr Derrick Rose cooperated fully with the University of Memphis' athletic and legal departments' investigation of this issue when he was a student, and that investigation uncovered no wrongdoing on his part.


Derrick Rose was selected with the first overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Chicago Bulls.


Derrick Rose was selected to the US Select Team to scrimmage against and prepare the National Team for the Olympics in Beijing.


Derrick Rose won Rookie of the Year, joining Jordan and Elton Brand as the only Bulls to do so.


Derrick Rose was the first number-one draft pick since LeBron James to win the award.


Derrick Rose became the second player in NBA history to record 35 points and 10 assists in his playoff debut, after Chris Paul.


Derrick Rose would go on to miss the rest of the preseason.


Derrick Rose started the Bulls' season opener against the San Antonio Spurs but played limited minutes.


On January 28,2010, Derrick Rose was elected to his first career All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference, making him the first Bulls player to be selected since Michael Jordan in 1998.


Derrick Rose ended up with eight points, four assists and three steals in the game.


Two days after, Derrick Rose contributed 13 assists, helping Luol Deng score a career high 40 points in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers.


On December 10, Derrick Rose scored 29 points and had 9 assists, leading the Bulls to their first victory over the Los Angeles Lakers since December 19,2006.


At 22 years and 6 months old, Derrick Rose became the youngest player to receive the award.


In December 2011, Derrick Rose signed a five-year contract extension with the Bulls for $94.8 million.


Derrick Rose was voted as an All-Star Game starter for the second consecutive year.


Derrick Rose was the second leading vote getter behind Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.


Derrick Rose averaged 21.8 ppg, along with a career high 7.9 apg in 35.3 mpg, but played a career low 39 games due to injuries.


Derrick Rose helped Luol Deng become an All-Star for the first time in his career.


Derrick Rose came up just short of a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds in 37 minutes of action.


An MRI later revealed that Derrick Rose tore the ACL in his left knee and would miss the rest of the playoffs.


Derrick Rose's much awaited return came on October 5,2013, in a pre-season game against the Indiana Pacers.


Derrick Rose had a slow start but scored his first point in the first quarter.


Derrick Rose finished the game with 13 points in 20 minutes of play.


On October 16,2013, Derrick Rose returned to play in Chicago for the first time, scoring 22 points against the Detroit Pistons.


Derrick Rose was limited to 12 points, while having 4 assists in 34 minutes of play.


Derrick Rose had 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.


On November 3,2013, Derrick Rose scored 13 points and committed 8 turnovers in the loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.


An MRI the next day confirmed that Derrick Rose tore his right knee meniscus and that surgery was required.


At the time, Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 assists in 31.1 minutes per game.


Derrick Rose returned from injury to play in the Bulls' season opener against the New York Knicks on October 29,2014 and recorded 13 points and 5 assists in 21 minutes of action.


Derrick Rose finished with 23 points and 7 assists on 9-of-16 shooting.


Derrick Rose showed signs of his old MVP self as he scored 10 points over the final three and a half minutes to lift the Bulls after they blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.


On June 22,2016, Derrick Rose was traded, along with Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick, to the New York Knicks in exchange for future teammate Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez.


On January 10,2017, Derrick Rose was fined an undisclosed amount after he reportedly flew to Chicago to be with his mother but did not notify team officials ahead of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 9.


On July 25,2017, Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


On November 24,2017, Derrick Rose left the team to re-evaluate his future in the NBA.


Derrick Rose's increasing frustration with injuries caused him to question his desire to continue playing.


On February 8,2018, Derrick Rose was acquired by the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade that involved the Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings.


On March 8,2018, Derrick Rose signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting him with Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.


On July 7,2019, Derrick Rose signed with the Detroit Pistons.


Derrick Rose became the first player in Pistons history to record seven consecutive 20+ point games as a reserve, which coincided with his career-high 14-game streak of scoring 20 points or more.


On February 8,2021, Derrick Rose was traded back to the New York Knicks for Dennis Smith Jr.


Derrick Rose was a major contributor coming from the bench, helping the Knicks finish fourth in the East and placing third in the Sixth Man of the Year voting.


On February 25,2022, Derrick Rose underwent another procedure to address a skin infection on his ankle and was ruled out indefinitely.


Derrick Rose was a member of the United States men's national basketball teams that won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup.


Derrick Rose has never been a knock-down shooter from the arc, shooting 30 percent for his career.


Derrick Rose clocked in a maximum vertical jump of 40 inches during the 2008 NBA Combine.


Derrick Rose is a Christian and has spoken about his faith, saying "God does everything for a reason".


Derrick Rose wears a wristband that says "In Jesus' Name I Play" and has several tattoos about his faith.


In 2018, Derrick Rose introduced The Derrick Rose Scholars, a scholarship program to help students achieve a higher education.


Derrick Rose was the cover athlete of NBA 2K13 alongside fellow NBA players Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin.


Derrick Rose was the lone cover athlete for the 2K Sports Downloadable Content game, NBA 2K10 Draft Combine, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3.


Derrick Rose is a part-owner and spokesman for the Chicago-based Giordano's Pizzeria.


In 2008, Derrick Rose signed a shoe deal with Adidas for $1 million per year.


In 2012, it was reported that Derrick Rose signed a contract extension with Adidas, worth $185 million over 14 years.