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New York Knicks | #4 | Guard











6'2" | 200lb | 33 years

Player Bio

Derrick Martell Rose was born in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. Rose attended Simeon Career Academy high school in south Chicago. After his senior season at Simeon, Rose was named to the USA Today 2007 All-USA First Team and was chosen as Illinois' Mr. Basketball. Rose was also a two-time Illinois All-State selection (2006, 2007). During his pro career, Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters, a Chicago-based non-profit organization devoted to providing innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers. The point guard was a member of the United States men's national teams that won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup. Follow the veteran on Twitter and Instagram (@drose). After a highly successful four years in high school, Rose went to Memphis to play for head coach John Calipari in 2007-08 -- his only season in college. Flanked by Joey Dorsey and Chris Douglas-Roberts, the freshman guard led the Tigers to a 26-game winning streak to open the season. Rose averaged 14.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds, and saved his best performances for the national stage. In the NCAA Tournament, the 6-foot-3 guard scored at least 17 points in all six games. In the Elite Eight, Rose dominated D.J. Augustin and Texas. He led the Tigers past UCLA In the Final Four with 25 points and nine boards. Rose closed his freshman season with 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds in a loss to Kansas in the National Championship game. He declared for the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Chicago.