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Bulls Wed Apr 22 2009
The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose has been named NBA Rookie of the Year. Rose is the third Bull in franchise history to earn the honor. Michael Jordan won the award in 1985 and Elton Brand also won it in 2000.
Rose averaged at least 17 points per game, along with six assists and shot 45 percent from the floor during the year. He joins exclusive company in that regard. Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson all had similar numbers in their rookie seasons
Rose is coming off an impressive game one performance against the Celtics in which he scored 36 points and had 11 assists. The Chicago Bulls have scheduled a press conference for 2 p.m. to make the announcement.