Sunday, July 16, 2006

Derrick Rose Profile

Excellent article in the Chicago Tribune today that gives a profile of Derrick Rose and includes comments from him. I really enjoyed this article and hope you do as well. Sometimes we get so caught up in recruiting and wanting players to come to Illinois, that it is easy to forget that these guys are just high school kids and are trying to survive being teenagers!

There is nothing new in the article in terms of where Derrick may choose to attend college (assuming he goes to college) but I think the article is encouraging from the aspect that it sounds like he will be the one to make the final decision. He also said he could make his decision at any time--it just depends when he feels like it. He seems like a good young man and I hope we see him in Orange and Blue. Based on how he and Eric Gordon played together at the Peach Jam this weekend, it would be an amazing year or two for Illini fans if they end up playing together in Champaign. I am glad Coach Weber was there for the tournament and that he was one of the few coaches to stick around for the championship game as well.

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