Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timber wolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown  Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft.[1] After being named the NBA Rookie of the Year, Rose, at age 22, became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011.

Rose was born and raised in the Chicago area, and attended Simeon Career Academy. He was highly recruited by NCAA scouts and coaches, eventually choosing to join the University of Memphis under coach John Calipari. Rose led the Memphis Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history (a 38–2 record), their first number one ranking in 25 years, and an appearance in the NCAA championship game. In 2009, an NCAA investigation revealed that Rose’s SAT scores had been invalidated, and as a result, the NCAA vacated Memphis’ entire 2007–08 season.

Born Name

Derrick Martell Rose

Nick Name


Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Derrick Rose was born on October 04, 1988 Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Derrick Rose is currently 30 year old.

Sun Sign



Derrick Rose owns a multi million condominium in the Trump Towers in Downtown Chicago.




In 2003, Derrick Rose got admission at the Simeon Career Academy. After completing his high school education from the academy, he got enrolled at the University of Memphis Tigers on a scholarship.


Professional Basketball Player


  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Brenda Rose

  • Siblings – Dwayne Rose (Older Brother), Reggie Rose (Older Brother), Allan Rose (Older Brother)


Derrick Rose is represented by

  • B. J. Armstrong
  • Los Angeles based Wasserman Media Group Llc. (Sports Management Agency)


Point Guard

Shirt Number

  • 1 – Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 25 – Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks



Physical Statistics


6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm


86 kg or 189.5 lbs

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown



Derrick Rose has dated-

  • Mieka Reese (2007-2013) – Derrick Rose started going out with Mieka Reese in the early months of 2007. They had started dating while they were studying in high school. In October 2012, she gave birth to their son, Derrick Jr. In October 2013, she released a public statement revealing that she and Derrick had decided to end their relationship.

  • Marisa Miller (2009) – In October 2009, the Chicago based tabloids claimed that Rose was having an affair with model Marisa Miller. At an NBA event, she had even nominated Derrick Rose among the Chicago’s sexiest athletes.

  • Alaina Anderson (2016-Present) – In 2016, he started dating Instagram star, Alaina Anderson. They got engaged in the early months of 2018. In April 2018, she gave birth to their daughter, Layla.



Distinctive Features

  • Tall Height
  • Prominent Chin
  • Square Jawline


He is a devout Christian.

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

His high profile stint with the NBA giants Chicago Bulls. He especially sparkled in the early phase of his stint with Bulls, during which he managed to win multiple selections in NBA All-Star team. He struggled with knee injuries thereafter.

First Basketball Match

He made his professional basketball debut in the 2008-09 season.

First Film

He hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till now.

First TV Show

in 2008, Derrick Rose made his first TV show appearance on the sports talk show, Rome Is Burning.

Brand Endorsements

In December 2011, Derrick Rose extended his existing endorsement deal with Adidas with a new deal worth $250 million for over 10 years.

  • Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Skullcandy Headphones
  • Powerade
  • Force Factor Sports Drinks
  • Chicago Nissan dealership

Accomplishments & Awards


  • NBA Most Valuable Player: 2011
  • NBA All-Star Selection: 2010,2011,2012
  • All-NBA First Team: 2011
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2009
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2009
  • Skills Challenge Champion: 2009
  • Conference Rookie of the Month: November, December, March
  • Conference Player of the Month: April 2010, March 2011


  • Freshman year (2007–08)
    • NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team
    • NCAA Tournament South Region MVP
    • NABC 3rd Team All-American
    • NABC All-District 7 First Team
    • All-Conference USA First Team
    • Conference USA Freshman of the Year
    • Conference USA All Freshman Team 1st Team
    • Sporting News All-Freshman Team
    • Conference USA Player of the Week for games between December 17 through the 23rd
    • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic MVP
    • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic All-Tournament Team

High School

  • Senior year (2006–07)
    • Class AA State Championship
    • Class AA Tournament MVP
    • Illinois Mr. Basketball 2007
    • 2007 McDonald’s All-American
    • USA Today 2007 All-USA First Team
    • 2007 First-team Parade All-American
    • EA Sports 2007 All-American First Team
    • All State Illinois 2007
    • All-America First Team
    • Slam Magazine 2007 First Team
    • 2007 Class AA Player of the Year
  • Junior year (2005–06)
    • Class AA State Championship
    • Class AA Tournament MVP
    • 2006 Parade All-American Fourth Team
    • All State Illinois 2006
    • EA Sports 2006 All-American Second Team
  • Sophomore year (2004–05)
    • 2005 Parade All-American Third Team
    • Chicago Sun-Times All-Area

Derrick Rose Net Worth

The former NBA Most Valuable Player is said to have an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars which he has earned through salaries & contracts in the league but most importantly from endorsement deals.

Derrick Rose Favorite

  • Favorite Guilty Pleasure – Candies
  • Favorite Meal – Pizza
  • Favorite Pizza Restaurant – Home Run Inn
  • Favorite Basketball Player – Michael Jordan
  • Favorite Sport Apart From Basketball – Baseball
  • Favorite Car – Phantom Rolls Royce
  • Favorite Vacation Place – Hawaii
  • Favorite Snacks – Twizzlers
  • Favorite TV Show – CSI
  • Favorite Drink – Strawberry daiquiri
  • Favorite Subject In School – English
  • Favorite Music Artist – Lil Wayne
  • Favorite Movie – Seven Pounds (2008)
  • Favorite Video Game – Xbox 2K9
  • Favorite Greatest Fear – Spiders

Some Lesser Known Facts About Derrick Rose

  • As soon as he started making waves in the Chicago basketball scene, his mother decided to limit his outside interactions in a bid to keep him away from bad influence and street agents.
  • After his high school graduation, he was heavily courted by University of Illinois and Indiana University. But he decided to go to University of Memphis Tigers because of their better record in producing NBA players.
  • In April 2008, Derrick decided to forgo his remaining 3 years of university basketball and opted to sign up for the NBA draft.
  • In 2009, it was alleged that Rose was at the center of grading controversy as it was claimed that his grades were changed at the high school to improve his college prospects.
  • In 2008, he was selected as the first overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the NBA draft.
  • In 2009, he became the third Chicago Bulls player after Michael Jordan and Elton Brand to win Rookie of the Year award. He was also selected in the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
  • In 2009, Derrick became the second player after legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to record 36 points as a rookie in the playoff debut. Abdul-Jabbar had recorded the same score in 1970.
  • In his playoff debut, he also became the second player after Chris Paul to have scored 35 points as well as 10 assists.
  • In January 2010, ESPN reported that his jersey was the 4th best-selling jersey in NBA.
  • In May 2011, he became the first 22 years old NBA player to be declared the NBA Most Valuable Player. He was 22 years and 6 months old at that time. The previous record holder was Wes Unseld, who was 23 years and 2 months old when he was named MVP in 1969.
  • Rose also became the second Chicago Bulls player after legendary Michael Jordan to be named the NBA Most Valuable Player.
  • In December 2011, he signed a new 5-year contract extension with Bulls. The extension was worth $94.8 million and was 30% of Bulls’ salary cap, which was the maximum allowed as per NBA rules.
  • In 2012, he tore ACL in his left knee in the first game of the playoffs against  Philadelphia 76ers. He had to undergo surgery in May to start his recovery.
  • In 2016, he was the subject of the federal civil lawsuit as it was claimed that Rose and his two friends had sexually assaulted a woman after breaking into her Los Angeles apartment. He and his friends were later cleared of any wrongdoing by the jury.
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