Derrick Rose is a pro basketballer player who as of 2019 plies his trade as a point guard for the NBA franchise, Detroit Pistons. The renowned player who has won the hearts of millions of fans with his dunk shots showed a knack for the game from the time he was in high school. He won many awards n his college years, including Class AA State Championship, Class AA Player of the Year, Class AA Tournament Most Valuable Player, NCAA Tournament South Region Most Valuable Player, 2K Sports College Hoops Classic Most Valuable Player, and many others. The gifted player then decided to compete in the NBA Championship at the age of twenty. Chosen by the Chicago Bulls in Round 1, 1st overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, Rose proved to be a match turner, changing the fate of his team with his talent. The Chicago Bulls began winning most of their games as Rose became the youngest player in the annals of NBA to be named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2011. This remarkable player who was considered a treat to watch has also featured as a cover athlete of a famed basketball video game, NBA 2K13.
Who Is Derrick Rose?
The amazing player was born on 4th of October, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was brought up by his single mother, Brenda Rose along with his three elder brothers, Reggie Rose, Dwayne Rose and Allan Rose in Englewood, one of the most notorious vicinity in Chicago’s South Side. As a young boy, Rose was inspired by his three older brothers who were basketball players. Having received aid and training from his brothers, he went on to become proficient in basketball as he attained more fame and attraction from scouts than his brothers.
Derrick Rose completed his basic education from Simeon Career Academy, Chicago, Illinois. While in high school, he was noticed by scouts due to his agility, deftness and tall physique all of which made the point guard position an ace fit for him. His accolades in high school include 2007 McDonald’s All-American, 2006 All-State Illinois, EA Sports 2007 All-American First Team, among many others.
The adept player furthered his education by enrolling at the University of Memphis because of their age-old culture of sending players to the NBA. Even though he played only one year of college basketball for them, he won many awards with his average 14.9 points per game, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game on a regular-season, these awards included Conference USA Player of the Week, All-Conference USA First Team, NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team, 2K Sports College Hoops Classic ALL-Tournament Team, and many others.
However, Derrick Rose decided to compete in the NBA championship and was picked by Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft. Before series of injuries limited his court performances, the adroit player earned many awards and achievements with the Chicago Bulls and United States Men’s Basketball Team including clinching the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, 2010 FIBA World Cup Gold Medal, 2014 FIBA World Cup Gold Medal, 2009 Skills Challenge Champion, Conference Rookie of the Month, Conference Player of the Month, among many others.
Despite the multiple injuries and surgeries, Rose has shown his never-say-die attitude with his comebacks; he signed with the Detroit Pistons on 7th July 2019.
Does Derrick Rose Have a Son, Girlfriend or Baby Mama?
Derrick Rose dated Mieka Reese, a fashionista who is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the label, Rich Girl Candy from March 2007 to October 2013 when they went their separate ways amicably. However, their courtship produced a son, Derrick Rose Jr who was born on 9th October 2012. He goes by the moniker ‘PJ’ which is derived from his father’s by-name ‘Pooh’ that Rose’s grandma used to call him and Junior, hence Pooh Jr (PJ).
Following his separation from Mieka Reese, the brilliant player announced his engagement to a pro model, Instagram star and social media influencer, Alaina Anderson in February 2018 after dating for two years. The duo welcomed their daughter, Layla Malibu Rose on 6th March 2018. More so, Alaina made known the arrival of her second daughter born in May 2019, via her Instagram page on 3rd June 2019. Prior to his engagement to Alaina, Derrick Rose has been in a relationship with many comely ladies including Marisa Miller and Dana Lambert.