|Jalen Rose Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1973|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jalen Rose is an American sports analyst and former professional basketball player who had represented the Denver Nuggets (1994–1996), the Indiana Pacers (1996–2002), the Chicago Bulls (2002–2004), the Toronto Raptors (2004-2006), the New York Knicks (2006), and the Phoenix Suns (2006–2007) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a point guard / small forward / shooting guard. He had been picked 13th overall in the 1st round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. With the Indiana Pacers, he had reached 3 successive Eastern Conference finals, including the 2000 NBA Finals. He had retired in 2007 with a career average of 14.3 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. He was inducted into the ‘Detroit High School Hall of Fame’ in 2013 and the ‘Michigan Basketball Hall of Fame’ in 2017. After his retirement, he had worked at ABC/ESPN, first as a sports analyst on SportsCenter, and in 2012, he had become one of the hosts for NBA Countdown. He had also worked on ESPN‘s Grantland, a sports and pop-culture blog. He has co-hosted Jalen & Jacoby, a national sports show on ESPN Radio, and also has a multi-platform partnership with the New York Post where he hosts a podcast and weekly column under the name Renaissance Man.
Jalen Anthony Rose
The Natural, Jinx
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Michigan, United States
Jalen had attended the Southwestern High School in his hometown of Detroit. After his high school graduation, he had joined the University of Michigan, a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Between 1991 and 1994, he had represented their Michigan Wolverines basketball team. He had declared for the NBA Draft in 1994, after skipping his senior season at university.
Years later, during the latter half of his professional basketball career, he had joined the University of Maryland Global Campus, a public university in Adelphi, Maryland. He had earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management studies from there in 2005.
Sports Analyst, Professional Basketball Player (Retired)
- Father – James ‘Jimmy’ Walker (Professional Basketball Player (Retired)) (d. July 2007)
- Mother – Jeanne Rose (d. February 2021)
- Siblings – Tamara Rose (Sister), Jamesa Walker-Thompson (Sister), Bill Rose (Brother) (d. February 2020), Kevin Rose (Brother)
- Others – Leonard (Uncle)
Point Guard, Small Forward, Shooting Guard
- 5 – Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks
- 8 – Phoenix Suns
Jalen Rose’s net worth had been $50 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jalen has dated –
- Molly Qerim (2016-2021) – Jalen had started dating sports anchor, moderator, and TV host Molly Qerim in July 2016, and they got married in July 2018 in a private ceremony. In December 2021, it was revealed that the couple had separated after 3 years of marriage. Jalen had reportedly filed for divorce in April 2021 stating that their marriage had broken down after Molly had moved to Connecticut.
Jalen has 2 daughters and a son from a previous, unnamed relationship.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Short-cropped, afro hair
- Sports a trimmed goatee
Jalen Rose Facts
- Jalen had never met his father in person although they had spoken on the phone several times before his death in July 2007 of lung cancer.
- His mother had named him by combining his father’s name (James) and his uncle’s name (Leonard). Due to his rise to prominence in the NCAA and NBA, Jalen had become one of the most popular names for African-American boys born in the 1990s and the early 2000s.
- At university, he was a member of a group of players called the ‘Fab Five’ who had helped the Michigan Wolverines reach the 1992 and 1993 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Men’s Division I Basketball Championship games.
- In 1995, he was included in the NBA‘s ‘All-Rookie Second Team’ and was named the NBA‘s ‘Most Improved Player’ in 2000. In 2003, he had been honored with the ‘Magic Johnson Award’ by the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
- In 2000, he had set up the Jalen Rose Foundation to create opportunities for underprivileged youth through the development of unique programs focused on education and sports. In 2011, he had established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open-enrollment public charter high school in Detroit. The academy serves more than 400 high school students.
- In 2007, he had set up Three Tier Entertainment, an independent, Los Angeles-based management, and production company. The company develops TV and film projects and also manages talent including directors, actors, and screenplay writers. In 2011, he had produced the ESPN documentary The Fab Five which had become ESPNʼs highest-rated documentary.
- In 2015, he had published a book titled Got to Give the People What They Want. It was a New York Times Bestseller.
- In 2016, he had been honored with the 11th ‘Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award’ for his contributions to civil and human rights. The same year, he had also been awarded the ‘Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award’ by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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