D-Rose High School Throwbacks

Derrick Rose can't recall how much his rookie contract was worth. Nor does he care. He just wants to win and become the best player he can be. And he doesn't forget where he came from. 

Now he's $94.8 million dollars richer after the Bulls inked him to a 5-year exension. 

“I never would’ve thought in a million years that I would sign a contract like this, especially coming from the area I’m from,” he said. “No one from Englewood, period, has ever been in my position.”

He added: “I’m tremendously blessed and I don’t take anything for granted.”

We sure don't take D-Rose's game for granted.

He's lightning fast, explosive and exceptionally savvy with the rock in his hands. Time to take a look back at where he came from, to Rose's high school days at Simeon. Enjoy this set of vids.

 

Behind the scenes...

High school & AAU mix...  

Filthy flush....

High school game vs. Richwoods, plus buzzer-beater...

January 21, 2012 2:02pm ET
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