NBA Rookie Of The Year 2009: Derrick Rose
The NBA Rookie of the Year 2009: Derrick Rose is a professional basketball player that plays in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls. Rose was the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft.
Rose’s history of success is unmatched by most. In high school, he led the Simeon Career Academy to two Illinois state titles. His play on the team didn’t go unnoticed. Most scouts regarded Rose as being the top point guard in the country.
After his success in high school, Rose went on to play college ball at the University of Memphis. In his freshman season, he helped lead the Tigers to the 2008 NCAA Championship game where they fell to the Kansas Jayhawks 75-68. During his freshman season, Rose averaged almost fifteen points, four rebounds, and four assists a game. Rose’s best game was in the Final Four when the Tigers played the UCLA Bruins. Rose scored 25 points to help Memphis beat UCLA 78-63.
After his freshman season, he decided to enter the 2008 NBA draft. He was chosen as the first pick by the Chicago Bulls. In his freshman season, he averaged almost 17 points a game. His solid play earned him the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year.
His play continued to improve in the 2009-2010 season. Rose averaged almost 21 points and six assists a game. His play earned him selection on the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team and was a big reason why the Chicago Bulls earned a birth into the 2010 NBA Playoffs.