Derrick Rose #5 on the New York Knicks against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Indiana
Derrick Rose on the New York Knicks | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Derrick Rose is an American professional basketball player for the NBA (National Basketball Association). During his career, Rose has played for the Chicago Bulls (2008-2016), the New York Knicks (2016-2017, 2021-Present), the Cleveland Cavaliers (2017-2018), the Minnesota Timberwolves (2018-2019), and the Detroit Pistons (2019-2021).

While playing in high school, Derrick Rose was recruited by several colleges. Eventually, he chose to attend the University of Memphis and play for the Memphis Tigers, leading the team to the most wins in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) history. However, some of these accomplishments were soured by the allegations that Rose’s college grades and SAT scores (which allowed him to play on the team) were faked.

After college, Rose started with the Chicago Bulls in 2008, winning plenty of accolades and awards during his rookie status and later playing on the 2011 NBA All-Star Team. However, the rest of his years with the Bulls were plagued with injuries (including an ACL tear and torn meniscus), causing him to miss years on the court. Since then, he has been traded to several teams but continues a successful career with proper injury management.


  • Birthday: October 4, 1988
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • College: University of Memphis
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Girlfriend: Mieka Reese
  • Children: Derrick Rose Jr.
  • Jersey: No. 1 (Bulls and Cavaliers), No. 25 (Knicks, Timberwolves, and Pistons), No. 4 (Knicks)
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Number of NBA Championships: 0

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