- NAME: Derrick Rose
- OCCUPATION: Basketball Player
- BIRTH DATE: October 04, 1988 (Age: 25)
- Did You Know?: Derrick Rose is the youngest player ever to be named MVP of the NBA.
- EDUCATION: Simeon Academy, University of Memphis
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
- Full Name: Derrick Martell Rose
- Nickname: Pooh
- AKA: Derrick Rose
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2008, basketball star Derrick Rose was named the NBA's league MVP in 2011.
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The report claimed that Rose had elected someone else take his SAT in order to meet academic eligibility requirements. Investigators also accused Memphis of paying $1,700 in free travel to Rose's brother, Reggie.
In Rose's first NBA season (2008-09), he averaged 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, earning Rookie of the Year honors and leading the Bulls back to the playoffs.
Over the next three seasons, the point guard molded himself into one of the game's better all-around players. Following a stellar 2010-11 season that saw Rose average 25 points per game, the NBA named Rose its league MVP, making him the youngest player (at 22 years, 191 days old) to receive the honor.
In the strike-shortened 2011-12 season, Rose led the Bulls to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. But in the first game of the post-season, Rose went down with a serious knee injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the playoffs as well as all of the 2012-13 season.
Rose, who lives in Chicago year-round, became a father for the first time on October 9, 2012, when his longtime girlfriend, Mieka Reese, gave birth to a son, Derrick Rose Jr.
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