Derrick Rose is the Man!

Derrick Rose is the Man! Derrick Rose pours in 30 as the Bulls come back to beat the Mavericks 109-105.

It’s only the preseason, but Rose is NBA Ready!

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.”