Thursday, May 5, 2011

Derrick Rose Updates His Resume


DERRICK ROSE
Resume of Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (recently updated):
  • McDonald's High School All-American, representing Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, 2007.
  • Third-team All-American, representing the University of Memphis, in his first and only year of college ball, 2008.
  • First player selected in NBA draft, 2008.
  • NBA Rookie of the Year, 2009.
  • NBA All-Star in his second year in the league, 2010.
  • All-Star Game starter in his third year in the league, 2011.
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (the youngest in league history), 2011.

References (partial list):
  • "If you don't see something special in Derrick Rose, then you're blind." -- Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
  • "What a humble star! How humble is that kid, and how great is he and how great will he be." -- former Bulls forward Horace Grant.
  • "He has handled everything with such class and grace." -- Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
  • "That kid is out of this world." -- Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel.
  • "In addition to being a great basketball player, he's a very nice and well-rounded young man." -- NBA commissioner David Stern.

Athletes who have won Most Valuable Player award for a Chicago team (in chronological order):

  • Frank "Wildfire" Schulte, Cubs outfielder 1911
  • Rogers Hornsby, Cubs second baseman 1929
  • Gabby Hartnett, Cubs catcher 1935
  • Sid Luckman, Bears quarterback 1943
  • Phil Cavarretta, Cubs first baseman 1945
  • Max Bentley, Blackhawks center 1946
  • Hank Sauer, Cubs outfielder 1952
  • Al Rollins, Blackhawks goalie 1954
  • Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop 1958, 1959
  • Nellie Fox, White Sox second baseman 1959
  • Bobby Hull, Blackhawks left wing 1965, 1966
  • Stan Mikita, Blackhawks center 1967, 1968
  • Dick Allen, White Sox first baseman 1972
  • Walter Payton, Bears runnning back 1977
  • Ryne Sandberg, Cubs second baseman 1984
  • Andre Dawson, Cubs outfielder 1987
  • Michael Jordan, Bulls guard 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
  • Frank Thomas, White Sox first baseman 1993, 1994
  • Sammy Sosa, Cubs outfielder 1998
  • Derrick Rose, Bulls guard 2011

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