February 6, 2017 | General Latest News Press
The former Fab Five member of University of Michigan basketball fame will play the lead role in a comedy pilot for ABC called “Jalen Vs. Everybody.”
And, yes, the title certainly sounds like a nod to Rose’s hometown, which appears in the slogan of the “Detroit Vs Everybody” clothing brand.
Variety reports that Rose, a former NBA player and current ESPN star, will portray a single dad balancing career and parenting demands.
The pilot was written by Nahnatchka Kham of the ABC sitcom “Fresh off the Boat,” which previously featured a guest appearance by Rose.
Rose hosts the ESPN pre-game show “NBA Countdown.” He joined the cable sports network in 2007 and also is an NBA analyst for ESPN programs like “SportsCenter” and co-hosts ESPN Radio’s “Jalen & Jacoby” show.
He’s the author of the 2015 book “Gotta Give The People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions From Center Court.”
Rose will be an executive producer of “Jalen vs. Everybody,” which will vie for a spot on the networks 2017-2018 lineup.
January 17, 2017 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press
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 entrepreneurship, authoring …