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COMPLEX: How Athletes Are Stepping Up Their Security With Guns and Bodyguards

January 17, 2017 | General Latest News Press

January 17, 2017 – BY DJ SIXSMITH: Jalen Rose shouldn’t be alive today. In September 2003, Rose was the target of an attempted murder at a stoplight in California. The NBA veteran, who was playing for the Bulls at the time, was shot at nine times minutes after leaving a nightclub. While Rose was uninjured, his friend was shot in the face and somehow survived. Although Rose miraculously emerged unscathed, the experience made him realize how vulnerable professional athletes could be.
“This didn’t happen in a crime ridden neighborhood, this happened in Brentwood,” Rose tells Complex Sports. “They followed me out of the club and were looking for an opportunity to attack. This experience changed how I moved around but it didn’t turn me into a hermit and make me never want to leave the house. I later learned that there were several people that night who were being targeted.”
The ESPN NBA analyst is one of the many current or former athletes that have been a victim of gun related incidents over the past decade. Former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was famously shot and …

Ebony Magazine: [Goal Oriented] Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose Uses School to Put Students In the Zone

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January 2, 2017 – The motto of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is “Enter a learner: Exit a leader.” But this philosophy is something that the Detroit public charter school’s namesake founder feels is necessary for students to come out ready for the world they’ll face.

Since it’s opening in 2011, the JRLA has produced two graduating classes with 100 percent of the 2015 and 2016 graduates accepted into college, military or technical school. The school currently has enrolled more than 400 students from ninth to twelfth grade.

Rose attributes the success of the school to its leadership and college driven initiatives as well as its mission of empowering the students.

“We empower the scholars through character, skills and knowledge so that they can have what it takes to be successful in this competitive world,” he said.

Rose, 43, spent his 13-year career in the NBA as a small forward, shooting guard and point guard, with stints in Denver, Indianapolis, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Phoenix. He’s equally remembered for his years as part of the “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan, playing back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1992 and 1993.

Eventually he moved on to …

Detroit Free Press: Rose, King, Jackson appear at Fab Five forum at U-M

November 18, 2016 | General Latest News Press

October 8, 2016 – ANN ARBOR – Jalen Rose said he hasn’t had an in-depth conversation with fellow Fab Five member Chris Webber since 2011.The former Michigan basketball player from Detroit Southwestern was on campus Saturday for the Fab 5 @ 25 symposium.The forum was for the Fab Five’s members to discuss their legacy and the other social impacts of their incredible run from 1991-1994 with students and alumni.What it turned out to be was the next step of the Fab Five mending their relationship with the university since the Ed Martin scandal, which rocked the men’s basketball program with sanctions and an NCAA-mandated 10-year disassociation with Webber.► Shawn Windsor: New assistants bring change for Beilein, Michigan basketball“At some point, we all have to get past it (the scandal),” said Rose, who made what he estimated was only his third or fourth appearance on campus since he left for the NBA in 1994. “Hopefully, this is another step in that direction.”Rose said he and Webber, who did not respond to the university’s invitation to …