Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988
is an American
professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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.
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. He became the second member of the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA MVP Award after the great Michael Jordan.