Rose's roots spread hope in Englewood

Bulls star making impact as role model for youth in embattled neighborhood

Updated: May 18, 2011, 11:36 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Before every game at the United Center, while his fellow starters are introduced as hailing from collegiate bluebloods Duke, Florida and Kentucky, Derrick Rose is famously introduced as being from "Chicago," rather than the University of Memphis.

This provincial designation resonates with the fans, because Chicago is, above all else, the biggest small town in the world, and Rose is the native son.

But everyone knows the kid called "Pooh" isn't from the Chicago with which ...

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