From what I have read today Derrick Rose has changed his mind slightly and will now take a visit to Illinois. If you land him you guys will forget all about Eric Gordon. I pray for you and your university's sake that you land Rose. He could isntantly make you guys contenders for at least the sweet 16. Plus I have Memphis which is where many people think he will end up. Good Luck Illini fans.
I've sorely misjudged you. Accept my apologies.
As for Rose, from the videos on youtube and what not, he seems more talented than Gordon and has better room for growth.
EDIT: I'm not saying that cause I am bitter or what not, just that it was my observation. Gordon definitely is the outbreak scorer and a guy that can carry a program. He also has intangibles I don't see in Derrick like vocal leadership, and just an energy like Dee had... I just liked Rose better as a prospect.
Last edited by wang4three : 10-26-2006 at 10:52 PM.
I agree that Rose should be a better prospect than Gordon. Gordon benifited greatly playing with Rose. Rose would drive and everyone would surround him, then kick it out to a wide open Gordon more often then not. Im just not sure Gordon can do it alone. Rose is more of a guy that will make his teammates better and would really benifit a team without a bunch all-stars, say...Illinois?
I can see why he likes Adidas though, from what I've read he's not a real emotional player and has that Chauncey Billups, Gilbert Arenas, thing going for him. Probably likes T-Mac too and has Duncan's stoicism.
However, wouldn't he rather play like Kidd, Nash, Deron, Chris Paul? To a lesser extent, Kobe, Vince, LeBron, Pierce Ray Allen, and Richard Jefferson (just had to throw that out there).
Besides, he wouldnt be able to get an endorsement till he goes pro and thats when it will real matter. Till then, he should enjoy all the Nike endorsements and the wide spread of the selling of Nike products. I mean, Nike can retro his jersey to be sold like they do for Carmelo, Deron, etc.