32 Facts About Jalen Rose


Jalen Anthony Rose was born on January 30,1973 and is an American sports analyst and former professional basketball player.


Jalen Rose retired in 2007 with a career average of 14.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.


Jalen Rose is the founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy and the author of The New York Times best-seller Got to Give the People What They Want and producer of the ESPN documentary The Fab Five.


Jalen Rose's biological father Jimmy Walker was a No 1 overall draft pick in the NBA who started in the backcourt alongside Jerry West in the 1972 NBA All-Star Game.


Jalen Rose attended the University of Michigan where the Wolverines reached two NCAA Finals games in 1992 and 1993, finishing as national runners up both times.


Jalen Rose was a part of Wolverines coach Steve Fisher's legendary 1991 recruiting class, dubbed the "Fab Five".


Jalen Rose led the Fab Five in scoring his freshman year, averaging 17.6 points per game, and set the school freshman scoring record with 597 total points.

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Jalen Rose played for six different NBA teams, forging a solid pro career after skipping his senior season at Michigan.


Jalen Rose was selected 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1994 NBA draft.


Jalen Rose frequently logged DNPCDs under Coach Larry Brown.


Jalen Rose often spoke out about the fact he was being used as a backup two-guard and small forward over his preference, which was point guard.


Jalen Rose's final game and contribution for the Raptors was a home win against the Sacramento Kings, where he scored the winning basket in overtime.


On November 3,2006, Jalen Rose announced he would sign with the Suns.


Jalen Rose retired from the NBA in 2007 with a career average of 14.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.


Jalen Rose worked as a Sideline Reporter for the 2006 NBA Playoffs for TNT.


Jalen Rose is the owner of Three Tier Entertainment, an independent, Los Angeles based management and production company.


In 2015, Jalen Rose released Got to Give the People What They Want, a book about his personal life story.


Jalen Rose has a multi-platform partnership with the New York Post where he hosts a podcast and weekly column under the name Renaissance Man.


Jalen Rose was used throughout his career at three different positions.


Jalen Rose then returned to the point guard position briefly with the Toronto Raptors.


Jalen Rose was a good passer, especially for his height, and Indiana often employed him as a point forward.


In 2003, Jalen Rose was honored with the Professional Basketball Writers Association Magic Johnson Award.


Jalen Rose was inducted into the Detroit High School Hall of Fame in 2013 and Michigan Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.


In 2019, Jalen Rose was inducted into the American Basketball Hall of Fame in his hometown of Detroit.


Jalen Rose serves as the President of the Board of Directors.

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In 2005, Jalen Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College.


Jalen Rose remains an active supporter of his alma mater, the University of Michigan, and was seen rooting for their men's basketball team during the 2006 NIT Final Four with fellow ex-Wolverine, Maurice Taylor.


Jalen Rose was seen in Atlanta, Georgia for the Wolverines' 2013 NCAA National Title game.


In 2011, Jalen Rose was arrested, pleaded guilty and served time in jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.


In July 2018, Jalen Rose married for the first time to ESPN personality Molly Qerim in a private ceremony.


Jalen Rose stated that their marriage broke down after she moved to Connecticut.


Jalen Rose has two daughters and a son from a previous relationship.