Class of 2007 Super-Prospect: Chicago Simeon's Derrick Rose
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Class of 2007 Super-Prospect: Chicago Simeon’s Derrick Rose

Brian Stinnette
April 9, 2004

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The Illinois Class of 2007 looks to be very deep, and loaded with high caliber prospects. However, one prospect stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that prospect is Chicago Simeon’s Derrick Rose.

Rose, a 6-2 freshman guard, did not play varsity this season, but not because of any lack of basketball talent. Retiring Simeon head coach Bob Hambric does not allow freshman to play on the varsity. Rose has the potential to become the next truly great player to come out of the city of Chicago. In fact, next year, he just might be the best prospect in the state regardless of class. (Remember there is a difference between best prospect, as opposed to best player). It is scary to think how good Rose could be by the time his senior year rolls around.

On the basketball court, Rose can flat out do it all. He can play either guard slot. He has a strong handle, can shoot with range, and has uncanny court vision and instincts. He is both strong and highly athletic. He should top out at about 6-4 or 6-5, and has a chance to be a standout defender.

Rose, who is playing on the AAU circuit with Ferrari, is an incredible leaper. In fact, at a recent Ferrari practice, Rose threw down a reverse alley-oop jam that was so nasty the Ferrari coaching staff decided to end practice on the spot! By the time Rose finishes up this summer, Ferrari should have a 15-U National Title, and Rose should be ranked as one the top Class of 2007 basketball prospects in the United States.