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Jalen Rose

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Current ESPN/ABC analyst and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of the few professional athletes to maintain a high profile post retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Jalen continues to show his versatility in the broadcast booth, in the entertainment world and as a philanthropist. Jalen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Southwestern High School and the University of Michigan. In college he was part of the legendary "Fab Five" where he and his teammates revolutionized the sport of basketball on the court and off by wearing baggy uniform shorts, black socks and black shoes. The only team in Final Four history to ever start five freshmen, they led the Wolverines to back to back NCAA Championship game appearances. In 1994, Jalen was drafted in the first round by the Denver Nuggets. Jalen's most memorable NBA moments during his thirteen-year career include winning the NBA's "Most Improved Player" and "Player of the Week" awards in 2000 and "Eastern Conference Player of the Week" accolades in 2005. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, his team appeared in three straight eastern conference finals including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2000. While many basketball stars make the transition to the small screen after they hang up their basketball kicks, Jalen made the bold leap in the midst of his NBA career in 2001, becoming a multi-faceted reporter and on-air personality for Fox Sports Net's famed "Best Damn Sports Show Period." Working with the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" for six years, the budding broadcast star developed his own lifestyle-oriented "Jammin' With Jalen" segment. Shortly after retiring from basketball, Jalen - a mass communications major at U of M who ultimately earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland University College - went full throttle pursuing his passion in the multi-media, sports and entertainment world, signing with ESPN/ABC as an analyst. Covering a wide range of current events in the landscape of sports, he's appeared on the network's flagship shows SportsCenter, Mike and Mike in the Morning, First Take, SportsNation and ESPNews, as well as the NBA-related shows Coast to Coast, NBA Countdown and NBA Tonight. This marks Jalen's fifth season as an ESPN analyst, and he will continue his work with the worldwide leader in sports television, appearing in-studio and on radio regularly on their family of networks. In 2007, Jalen created Three Tier Entertainment (TTE), a LA based production and management company. TTE is committed to creating an artistic haven for actors, writers and directors. TTE produces smart, provocative commercial projects with a worldwide mass appeal for film, Television and the web. In 2011, TTE executive produced ESPN's highest rated documentary "The Fab Five." A philanthropist who truly gives from the heart, Jalen established the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Grants focus on education and sports and are distributed in Jalen's hometown of Detroit as well as other communities in need. More than $1.2 million in charitable donations personally donated by Jalen have been distributed since the foundation's 2000 inception. Most recently, the City Council of Detroit awarded Jalen with a Spirit of Detroit Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life. Jalen's most substantial outreach initiative to date is the establishment of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA). The Academy opened its doors in September 2011 and is an open enrollment public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The inaugural class consists of 120 ninth grade students and will be followed by an additional freshman class each subsequent year. Detroit area students receive a leadership-focused education based upon real-world, project-based experiences within the career context of sports & entertainment. This high school will ensure students receive extensive college exposure and course opportunities through a partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy. Jalen is the founder of JRLA and serves as the President of the Board of Directors. A true play-maker on the court while charming and fashionable off the court, Jalen has been recognized for his style on numerous occasions including being voted one of the NBA's best dressed players.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jalen Rose -- Released from Jail after 16 Days

Ex-NBA STAR JALEN ROSE
Released from Jail After 16 Days

Former NBA star Jalen Rose was released from a Detroit jail this morning -- after spending 16 days behind bars stemming from a DUI arrest back in March. Rose -- who currently works for ESPN as an… READ MORE >

Jalen Rose Checks Into Jail -- New Mug Shot

Jalen Rose's New Mug Shot
TIPPING OFF 20 DAYS IN JAIL

Moments before beginning his 20-day jail sentence for DUI this morning, former NBA star Jalen Rose posed for a brand new mug shot ... obtained by TMZ.Rose checked into Oakland County jail outside… READ MORE >

- 1818 days ago
Mayor of Detroit -- PLEA for Mercy on Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose
THE MAYOR HAS MY BACK!

Jalen Rose has some powerful friends -- including the Mayor of Detroit -- who wrote up a very personal letter to the judge in Jalen's DUI case to show the NBA star is remorseful and deserves… READ MORE >

- 1823 days ago
Jalen Rose BUSTED for Speeding after DUI Sentence

Jalen Rose
BUSTED for Speeding after DUI Sentence

Jalen Rose just can't seem to get a break -- the former NBA star was slapped with a speeding ticket in Michigan last night ... the same day he was sentenced to 20 days in jail for his March drunk… READ MORE >

- 1823 days ago
Jalen's Lawyer FURIOUS: Sentence Is 'Outrageous'

JALEN ROSE'S LAWYER
DUI SENTENCE "OUTRAGEOUS"

Jalen Rose's lawyer is LASHING OUT at the Michigan judge who just sentenced the former NBA star to serve 20 days in jail for his March DUI ... claiming the sentence is an "abuse of… READ MORE >

- 1824 days ago
Jalen Rose Sentenced -- 20 Days in Jail for DUI

Jalen Rose
DUI SENTENCE -- 20 DAYS IN JAIL

Former NBA star Jalen Rose was just sentenced to serve 20 days in jail -- four months after he crashed his car into a ditch during an alleged drunk driving incident in Michigan back in March.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1825 days ago
Jalen Rose in Cop Car -- Wait, I'm Getting Arrested?

Jalen Rose in Cop Car
Wait, I'm Getting Arrested?

Despite being in the back of a police car, Jalen Rose didn't seem to understand he was getting arrested for DUI ... until the cop spelled it all out for him.TMZ has obtained video of Jalen inside… READ MORE >

- 1922 days ago
Jalen Rose 911 -- DON'T Call The Cops!!!

Jalen Rose 911 -- DON'T Call The Cops!!!

Former NBA star Jalen Rose begged bystanders to NOT call police after he flipped his car into a ditch during an alleged drunk driving incident last month -- this according to the man who called… READ MORE >

- 1922 days ago
Jalen Rose -- I Regret Getting Behind the Wheel

Jalen Rose -- I Regret Getting Behind the Wheel

NBA analyst Jalen Rose was surprised he was arrested for DUI earlier this month -- telling TMZ he didn't think he was going to blow over the limit on his blood alcohol test.Jalen admits when he… READ MORE >

- 1943 days ago
Jalen Rose -- Arrested for DUI

Jalen Rose -- Arrested for DUI

Basketball stud Jalen Rose -- a member of the legendary "Fab Five" squad -- was arrested for driving under the influence in Michigan earlier this month ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

- 1944 days ago

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