Blogging Black.Com Shouts Derrick Rose is the Man!

Blogging Black.Com Shouts Derrick Rose is the Man! The Chicago Bulls select Derrick Rose No. 1 in the 2008 NBA Draft, a 6-3, 190-pound point guard out of the University of Memphis.

Rose posted averages of 14.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game as a freshman and led Memphis to the NCAA National Championship game. He appeared in all 40 games for the Tigers, who went 38-2 and set an NCAA men’s basketball record for wins in a season.

“In this league, point guards are really hard to find,” Bulls EVP of Basketball Operations John Paxson said after making the pick. “He’s got a strength about him that most guards don’t have in this league at that position.

He’s got a great burst and he’s very fast with the ball. I think he’s going to make other players better, and I think he’ll give us some leadership abilities as he goes on that we really need. For us, it was the right pick.”