Derrick Rose was born on October 4th, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. His physical attributes include a height of 6 foot 3 inches and a weight of 190 lbs.
Fact 1. During Derrick Rose’s growing up years, his older brothers Dwayne, Reggie, and Allan protected him and took control of his life including monitoring his friends, schoolwork, and his coaches.
Fact 2. Derrick Rose came from a family consisting of a single mother with four sons. The area where he grew up Englewood, Chicago was full of gangs and poor schools in the midst of dire poverty.
Fact 3. Due to his talent for the game of basketball, he was in huge demand. When his cell number inadvertently got out, he received more than 40 text messages and more than 60 calls from strangers.
Fact 4. Derrick wore #25 in high school in honor of Ben Wilson who was murdered the day before graduation.
Fact 5. In each of his varsity seasons at Simeon, Derrick was a parade All-American.
Fact 6. In 2009, Derrick was named the #3 high school point guard of the decade.
Fact 7. In Memphis, #25 was unavailable as it was retired after the graduation of Penny Hardaway. Subsequently, Derrick switched to #23.
Fact 8. In terms of business deals, Derrick had a sneaker deal with Adidas and was also a Wilson endorser.
Fact 9. Derrick was a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the 2010 World Championship of Basketball.
Fact 10. Derrick also was named to the 2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team.