• Shederrian Jones

Derrick Rose has career night

Many may already the know the story of Derrick Rose, but last night he proved his doubters wrong.

In 2009, Rose was named NBA Rookie of the Year, and in 2011, he was named the MVP at 22.

Many fans and analysts saw that the future was bright for Rose, but unfortunately

injuries slowed his career down. Over the next few years, Rose’s play slowed down, and fans started to say he was done. Many believed he should have retired.

This season, Rose has been playing his best basketball in a while. Although the season is still early, through first eight games Rose has averaged 18.8 points. According to Basketball Reference, this is his best scoring average since 2017.

Last night against the Utah Jazz, Rose scored a career high 50 points. This was Rose’s first 40-plus performance in seven years. During the game, Rose turned back the clock like old times, as he carried his team to a win. Throughout the game, he zoomed through defenders in the open court, reminding fans of how good he was and still can be regardless of injury.

In the fourth quarter, Rose controlled the game to the final buzzer. In the last minute, Utah and Minnesota went back and forth. Rose was key in the last minute of the game. He had two key plays. With 30.0 seconds left, Rose scored a six foot shot to give Minnesota the lead. Then, as the clock wound down and Minnesota lead by three, Utah had the ball but failed to score as Rose blocked a game-tying three pointer.

What a game for a player who has overcome a lot on and off the court.