Today in Sports History: October 31

By Brandon Zhu

Derrick Rose of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored a career-high 50 points in a 128-125 win over the Utah Jazz in 2018. Rose was the first overall pick in 2008, drafted by his hometown team the Chicago Bulls. One of the most promising young talents, Rose displayed immense athleticism and won Rookie of the Rear. At the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to win the NBA MVP award. During his 2010-11 MVP season, Rose averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds. However, a torn ACL and nagging knee injuries have severely affected his production abilities over the years. After being cut by the Utah Jazz in 2018, Rose was picked up by the Timberwolves. At one point many believed Rose’s career was over, but he made a comeback in the 2018-19 and  put up 24 games with 20 or more points. After achieving a 50-point game, an emotional Derrick Rose said “ Words can’t describe how I feel right now, it’s been a while.” Rose signed a two year $15 million dollar deal and currently plays for the Detroit Pistons.

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