Derrick Rose is an American basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Chicago Bulls. Derrick was part of the 2008 NBA Draft and was Rookie of the Year in 2009. Since then he has been an NBA All-Stars three times, 2009 NBA Skills Challenge Champion, and 2011 Most Valuable Player of the NBA becoming the youngest player to win this award and the second Bull to do so after Michael Jordan. However, Rose was forced to miss two consecutive seasons due to knee injuries, which was a deathly strike to the Bull’s attempt to win the championship.
In high school Rose led his team to two consecutive state championships. By the end of his senior year he was named fifth best prospect in the nation by Sports Illustrated and the decade’s third greatest high school point guard by ESPN RISE. Rose ended high school as one of the most sought after players by the scouts. He decided to go to college and play for University of Memphis where he was for a year. Rose led his team to the NCAA Championships on the 07-08 season but fell short at the end. Shortly after, he declared his eligibility for the 2008 NBA Draft where he was chosen by the Chicago Bulls as the first overall pick.
Rose started his NBA career strong by earning the 2009 Rookie of the Year award. Then he was named the MVP of the 2010-2011 season. Roses’ outstanding talent hasn’t been seen in the court as much as one would like due to injuries, however. Before the 2009-2010 season Rose suffered an ankle injury which forced him to miss the whole preseason. Later, during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Rose injured the ACL of his left knee causing him to miss the rest of the season and the next one. On November 22, 2013, after only ten games back from the ACL injury in his left knee, Rose injured his right knee’s meniscus forcing him to miss the season again.
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