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Jalen Rose

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NBA legend, broadcaster and Motivational Speaker Jalen Rose is currently a featured NBA analyst on ABC and ESPN. Jalen was a member of the historic University of Michigan basketball team widely known as the Fab Five with fellow stars Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. Following his 13-year NBA playing career, Jalen has extended his professional career as a beloved analyst and motivational speaker. He also works as the official ambassador of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. In May of 2015, Jalen appeared in a TV ad campaign for Amazon Fire HD Tablets.

Motivational Speaker Jalen Rose is a leader in his profession and his community. In 2011, Jalen established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a public charter high school in his home town of Detroit. Jalen wants to provide high schoolers in the area with an opportunity to thrive and set their sights on achieving a college degree and ultimately a better life for themselves. He also operates the Jalen Rose Foundation which provides unique programs and financial support for underserved youth in Detroit.

Jalen was a part of the Michigan Fab Five team that was the first team in NCAA history to start 5 freshman in the Final Four. Jalen helped the Wolverines reach back-to-back National Championship appearances. The Denver Nuggets drafted him with the 13th overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. The bulk of his career was spent playing for the Indiana Pacers with fellow NBA legend Reggie Miller. He retired at the end of the 2006-2007 season after stints with the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns.

After the Knicks were eliminated in the 2006 playoffs, Jalen got his first taste of the broadcast booth with TNT. The following year, Motivational Speaker Jalen Rose joined the ESPN team full time as an analyst on SportsCenter. In 2012, Jalen became a featured host for NBA Countdown with Doug Collins, Sage Steele and Doris Burke.

Motivational Speaker Jalen Rose is a multi-talented TV personality whose high esteem in professional sports and the media has led to new opportunities to impact others through keynote speaking.