Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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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.
The 2008 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States.
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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.
The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player is an annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1955–56 NBA season to the best performing player of the regular season.
Rose was born and raised in the Chicago area, and attended Simeon Career Academy.
Neal F. Simeon Career Academy is a public 4–year vocational high school located in the Chatham neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.
He was highly recruited by NCAA scouts and coaches, eventually choosing to join the University of Memphis under Coach John Calipari.
The University of Memphis, also called The U of M, is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee.
Rose led the Memphis Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history, 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.
In the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, Rose tore his ACL in his left knee.
2012 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.
The playoffs, play-offs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.
Rose returned to play in 2013–14.
However, on November 22, 2013, during a regular season game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rose injured his right meniscus which caused him to miss the remainder of the season.
Rose returned once again the following season, but knee injuries continued to riddle him, causing him to miss 30 games.
In June 2016, he was traded to the New York Knicks.
After one season with the Knicks, Rose joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in July 2017.