Jalen Anthony Rose is an expert basketball player and a sports analyst at ESPN and a cofounder at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. In 1993 he played in NBA and made three consecutive finals of the Eastern Conference which also include the 2000 NBA Finals. In today’s time, he is the co-host of Jalen and Jacoby, an ESPN talk show along with David Jacoby.
Jalen was born in 1973 on 30th January and is of American nationality. Rose mother and father got separated due to some personal issues and he had never seen his father but has talked to him on phone plenty of times. Later in 2007, his father died because of lung cancer. Jeanne, rose’s mother named Jalen after mishmash of his father’s and his uncle’s name James and Leonard.
Many people are unaware about the biological father of Rose who is Jimmy Walker. In NBA, Rose’s father was the best overall draft pick along with Jerry West. Rose gained great eminence in both NBA and NCAA and therefore became the most popular for American boys that were born in 2000s. Many American athletes tend to have their names after Rose by making him as their role model in 2010s.
Jalen attended the Southwestern High School and played with NBA players named Howards Eisley and Voshan Lenard. He maintained his high profile and was seen in All-American camp in film named Hoop Dreams. He also joined University of Michigan in which the Wolverines played the NCAA Finals and reached two finals in 1992-1993. Being a part of Wolverines he dubbed “Fab Five” along with his teammates and revolutionized the way of basketball by wearing black socks, baggy uniform shorts and black shoes.
After his senior season with Wolverines in Michigan, Rose then played for around six NBA teams and made his career as a professional player. In 2006, Rose gave a statement that he will sign with Suns and after few days, officially announced that he will sign $1.5 million with Phoenix for one year. He played least minutes while being in Phoenix Suns. Later in 2007, he got retired from NBA and transitioned his career into broadcasting.
In 2018, Rose got married to Molly Qerim, a co-worked in ESPN. Before he got married to Molly, he had a son and two daughters. Rose completed his Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland University College in Management Studies. For operating a vehicle, he was pleadedguilty and was arrested and served several months in jail in West Bloomfield Township of Michigan.
While being in University of Michigan, he remained a great supporter of alma mater and was also observed rooting for basketball team of men’s at the time of 2006 NIT Final Four along with Maurice Taylor, ex-Wolverine. For 2013 NCAA National Title game, he was observed in Georgia.
The estimated net worth of Jalen Rose who is a retired expert basketball player and sports analyst is approximately $60 million.