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The development of Derrick Rose

May 7th, 2011 by Brandon Pemberton | 2 Comments | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, NCAA, Sixers

In just his 3rd season, Derrick Rose has become the league’s MVP and a top 3 player. How soon will he be lifting the NBA championship trophy?

By Brandon Pemberton

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Last night I watched Derrick Rose scorch the Atlanta Hawks for 44 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In his 3rd season, Rose has become the league’s MVP, a legit superstar, and a top 3 player in the NBA. I remember when he was coming out of school, there were plenty of doubters and plenty thought Micheal Beasley would be the better pro.

I remember watching Derrick Rose play for the first time as a freshmen at Memphis and being impressed with his combo of size, speed, strength, and ability to finish in traffic while taking on contact. I thought after the first ten or so games that he is the top pro prospect in college, while others thought it was Micheal Beasley. I recall debating in barber shops and on facebook about who should go number one in the draft and people saying “well he can’t shoot” or he’s not a true point guard.

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