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Derrick Rose Announces The Rose Scholars Program

Wednesday, 08.01.18

Three-time NBA All-Star and MVP Derrick Rose announced today that he is starting his own scholarship, The Rose Scholars. Continuing his philanthropic legacy of off-court impact, Derrick is encouraging high school students to pursue their dreams of college by awarding over $400,000 in tuition money through the program. For further information and instructions on how to apply, visit www.rosescholars.com.

“Through The Rose Scholars program, I hope to provide students a path to college that was not previously available to them,” said Rose. “Investing in school-age youth has long been a passion of mine, and I am proud to continue to help children pursue higher education as a means to better themselves and their communities.”

Derrick has a long tradition of giving back to the community through various personal endeavors and NBA Cares programs, with a focus on the well-being of inner-city youth. In 2014, he donated $1 million to After School Matters, a Chicago charity that arranges out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The Rose Scholars is a further commitment to provide opportunities for others, focusing on students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness to lead.

About The Rose Scholars

Students can apply at www.rosescholars.com and they will need to fill out application, write an essay and upload a post to their social media sharing how they have been a leader in the community.  Derrick wants to recognize students who have worked hard to pursue their dream of attending college.  The application for The Rose Scholars program launches today and students are encouraged to apply before the deadline of September 31st. Winners will be announced around October 15th.

Rose Signs One-Year Contract With Timberwolves

Wednesday, 07.04.18

Derrick Rose has signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2018-2019 season, the team announced Wednesday. Rose was originally signed by the Timberwolves as a free agent on March 8 last season.

The 2011 NBA MVP appeared in 25 regular season games between Minnesota and Cleveland in 2017-18, averaging 8.4 points on 43.5% shooting. During the postseason, Rose appeared in all five games of Minnesota’s first round series against Houston, averaging 14.2 points on 50.9% shooting off the bench.

Per team policy, details of the agreement were not released.

Rose Proving To Be A Solid Addition For Timberwolves

Wednesday, 04.25.18

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Houston Rockets in what was a disappointing series loss, but Rose once again played well off the bench. He has been very aggressive on the offensive end of the floor, finding his way to the basket with regularity. Rose’s play since he was acquired has been impressive as of late, especially in the playoffs, where he’s averaged 14.8 points in 23.8 minutes per game.
“He’s huge for us. But he’s one of the guys that insists on playing hard, as well,” Jimmy Butler said. “He’s always working on his game. You see what he’s done in this league, and he can still do that at any point and time. He’s just a helluva player. And the crazy thing is, he’s so unselfish. Whatever you ask him to do — guard this guy, guard that guy, get a stop, get a bucket, get somebody else a bucket — he’s capable of doing that.”