We are BACK "SophistiKat's" with our 2nd installment of "Gentleman of the Week".
None other than the MVP!!
Mr. Derrick Martell Rose
October 4, 1988 (age 22)
6 ft 3 in
Born and raised in the South side of Chicago, Illinois by his single mother, this handsome gentleman has had passion for the game since a child.
Guided and Guarded by his 3 older brothers who were proficient in the game, he was destined for greatness.
Derrick attended Chicago's prestigious Simeon Career Academy were he was a star player averaging 19.8 points a game.
He was named Illinois "Mr. Basketball" and named to the McDonald's "All American" Team.
In 2007 he accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Memphis.
At Memphis he helped lead the "Tigers" to being the #1 team in the South and to the NCAA Final Four.
2008 1st Round Draft Pick selected by his home team the Chicago Bulls
Skills Challenge Champion (2009)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2009)
2× NBA All-Star (2010–2011)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2011)
Rose has a shoe deal with Adidas for an undisclosed amount of money.
He has also signed with Wilson Sporting Goods.
Other endorsement deals include Skullcandy headphones, Powerade, Force Factor sports drinks and a suburban Chicago Nissan dealership.
His agent is former Bulls guard B. J. Armstrong.
Rose was announced as the cover athlete for the 2K Sports Downloadable Content game, NBA 2K10 Draft Combine, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3.