If you love basketball then the name Derrick Martell Rose is not new to you. He is an American professional basketball player who plays for one of the teams in the National Basketball Association. The team is known as the Minnesota Timberwolves or in short Wolves. Derrick’s passion for basketball has made him a prominent person in the industry. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and net worth of Derrick Rose in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
He was born in the year 1988 on October fourth. He grew up in the Englewood area which is recognized as one of the dangerous places in Chicago. He is the son Brenda Rose and has other siblings namely Reggie, Allan, and Dwayne. His three brothers are also talented in basketball. They all used to play basketball in the nearby courts, and this made Rose learn and have an interest in basketball.
Derrick Rose attended Simeon Career Academy where he continued to play his favorite sport, basketball. He later joined the University of Memphis after being recruited by NCAA scouts and coaches. During his time in Memphis, he led the team to most win in history.
Rose is Christian, and he has seen showing his faith to the public by the wristband he wears that says ‘In Jesus Name I Play’ and also has tattoos about his faith.
He has a girlfriend by the name Mieka Reese, and the two have a son called Derrick Jr. who was born on October 9, 2012.
In 2016, he was once alleged to have raped his former girlfriend together with his other two friends. Later that year, the case was cleared, and he was absolved of wrongdoing.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Derrick career in basketball start while still in Simeon Academy for four years. His passion and skill brought success to him and in 2007; he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball and was given the McDonald’s All-American honors.
While in the University in 2008, he earned the All-American third-team honors after playing for one season with the Memphis Tigers. The Chicago Bulls later chose him in 2008 after the NBA draft. From 2010 to 2012 he became a superstar in basketball, and he was one of the youngest players to win the Most Valuable Player Award.
He was among the players selected in the U.S to prepare and play in the National Team which was to be held in Beijing. He has played in the Las Vegas Summer team in two games before getting a knee injury, which forced to end the summer.
He is ranked as the first Bulls draftee to score more than 10 points in his first games since Michael Jordan making him earn the Rookie of the month. Rose has played against several basketball teams such as Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, and many others.
He became a member of the United States men’s national basketball teams that several gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Net Worth & Earnings
Derrick Rose has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He earns about $2.1 million as his salaries, and when playing for the Knick, he makes up to $21 million. Annually he earns like $12-15 million from famous brands like Adidas and other endorsements as well.
The young basketball player Derrick Rose has risen to be among the most respected individuals in this industry. He is not only known in America, but his name has hit the international news a couple of times due to the unique skill that he showcase in every game that he plays.