Derrick Rose Biography
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
If you have never heard of hoops star Derrick Rose you will very soon! Kidzworld takes an inside look at the University of Memphis super freshman!
Growing UpDerrick Rose was brought up on the tough streets of Chicago's South Side. He grew into a basketball star at nearby Simeon High School. He was an All-State guard his junior and senior years of high school. Ranked in the top five by almost every recruiting service out there, Derrick was a first team All-American by Parade and USA Today among others. His senior year, Derrick averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 3.4 steals in Chicago's ultra-competitive public league. Derrick was also chosen to play in the pretigious McDonald's All American Game in 2007.
MemphisDerrick came into the University of Memphis with a lot of hype, but he didn't disappoint. The versatile guard averaged 13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game his freshman year, and helped lead the Tigers to an amazing 33-1 record and a number two ranking in the country. If Derrick chooses to declare himself for the NBA Draft in 2008, he will likely be a top three pick.
One of a KindDerrick is one of those players that comes around once every decade or so. The 6'3" guard already has an NBA built and has the rare combination of size and speed. He has incredible court vision and point guard skills like Jason Kidd, but can also score in a variety of ways like Dwyane Wade. He also has freakish athleticism, he can dunk in a variety of ways. Coming from Chicago, he is very tough, competitive and confident. Off the court, he is known to be quiet, polite and friendly. He does not do a whole lot of media.
Did U Know?
Derrick Says..." I don't really care about anything but victory. I don't care about stats or none of that. I just hope that we play well and get a victory."