Derrick Rose with Jim Gray before NCAA Title Game
Memphis Tigers freshman sensation Derrick Rose is declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft according to sources close to Rose and the situation.
Rose is projected to be the #1 or #2 overall player selected in the June draft. After a stellar NCAA tournament run Rose rose to #1 in several mock draft projections.
During his one season in college basketball Rose averaged 14.9 points – 4.5 rebounds – 4.7 assists. He averaged 20.8 points in the NCAA tourney and took the Tigers to within seconds of winning the National Championship before losing to the Kansas Jayhawks in overtime.
source: Commercial Appeal