It was announced that Memphis will be stripped of their 38 win season and Final Four appearance. It was the season that Derrick Rose lead them to the Championship game in which Kansas made an improbable come from behind victory in a very entertaining game.
Derrick Rose is also one the main reasons that season will be erased. Memphis was accused of violating NCAA rules. One of the alleged rules that was broken was the use of an ineligible player (Derrick Rose). The rumors are that Rose had someone take the SAT for him after he failed the ACT 3 times. To me it doesn’t really make a difference if the season stayed or if they erased it because, well, it happened in the past. The results are done with. And for Rose, that was all he needed. His one season at Memphis was enough to vault him to the number one pick in the NBA draft, which just happened to be the team from the city where he grew up (Chicago). He did not disappoint as he lead the Bulls to the playoffs and an amazing 7 game series with the Celtics (which ended in a loss). He was also named the NBA’s rookie of the year. Not bad, if you ask me.
Since there is no proof, I am going to give Rose the benefit of the doubt and say his SAT was legit. But, when it comes down to it, the kid has talent. He knew it and NBA rules required that he go to college for a year so he went. Barring any injuries (knock on wood), he will be a star in the NBA for years to come. He is one of the best point guards in the NBA already after just one season. What happens after the NBA, who knows but for now he has a bright future. It could be worse, it could have been a violent crime that was committed – but an alleged stand in for the SAT – not the end of the world.