|23 Derrick Rose
Rated the nation's top high school point guard entering college in 2007-08 ... Has a great feel for the game ... Can score the ball, but sets up his teammates well ... Looks to get his teammates involved ... Can take over a basketball game in other ways than scoring ... Has great court vision ... Game should flourish in the Memphis offensive system.
Ranked the nation's top point guard in 2006-07 ... A consensus top-five recruit ... Ranked among the top-five by Rivals.com (3), Rob Harrington (5), RiseMag.com (5), Scout.com (5), ESPN150 (5), SI.com (5) and Sporting News High School Hoops (5) ... Named to the USA Today 2007 All-USA Team (first team) ... Rob Harrington/USA Today rated him the country's top point guard ... Selected to the 2007 Parade Magazine All-America Team ... It was the third-straight year he was named to one of Parade's All-America squads (2005 third team; 2006 fourth team) ... Also selected to 2007 SLAM magazine and MaxPreps.com All-America first teams ... Was a 2007 EA Sports All-America first team pick and a 2006 EA Sports All-America second team selection ... Named 2007 Illinois Mr. Basketball by the Chicago Tribune ... Two-time Illinois All-State selection (2006 and 2007) ... Averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 3.4 steals, while shooting 59 percent from the floor ... Led Simeon Career Academy to a 33-2 overall record and the Illinois Class AA championship in 2006-07 ... Scored only two points in the title game, but had eight assists and seven rebounds in the 77-54 win over O'Fallon ... The state title was Simeon's second-straight state crown ... Simeon became the first Chicago Public League team to win consecutive state titles ... Simeon finished the year ranked No. 6 in the USA Today High School Boys Basketball national poll ... Finished the year ranked as the nation's No. 1 team by SI.com/RiseMag.com ... Led Simeon to a 78-75 win over Oak Hill Academy during the regular season ... Had 28 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the victory over the nation's No. 1 high school team ... The loss was Oak Hill Academy's only setback of the season (40-1 record) ... Named USA Today's national high school Player of the Week for his performance vs. Oak Hill Academy ... Played in the Jordan Brand and McDonald's All-America games ... Also participated for Team USA in the Nike Hoops Summit Game, which was played in Memphis ... Had five points, six boards and five assists in helping lead the West squad to a 114-112 win in the McDonald's All-America Game ... In the Nike Hoops Summit, scored eight points, grabbed five boards and dished out three assists as the USA Junior National Select Team defeated the World Select Team 100-80 ... Posted 12 points, 10 boards and five assists in the Jordan Brand All-America Classic ... Helped lead the Yellow squad to a 127-119 win at Madison Square Garden ... As a junior in 2005-06, averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 2.6 steals ... Shot 57 percent from the field ... Helped lead the Wolverines to a 33-4 record and the Illinois Class AA championship ... Simeon also won the Chicago city crown ... As a sophomore in 2004-05, averaged 19.8 points, 5.1 boards, 8.3 assists and 2.4 steals, while shooting 50 percent from the floor ... Simeon finished the 2004-05 campaign with a 30-5 record ... As freshman in 2003-04, averaged 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.1 steals ... Simeon finished the 2003-04 season with a 24-1 record.
Full name is Derrick Martell Rose ... Son of Brenda Rose ... Major is undecided.