Derrick Rose named spokesman for NBA 2K10: Draft Combine

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Patrick Kane’s not the only Chicago athlete worthy of gracing a video game cover. Derrick Rose has been tapped as the frontman for NBA 2K10: Draft Combine. Sure, it’s not prestigious as the Kobe Bryant-helmed official title, but Rose seems the perfect fit for the super demo.

You may be asking yourself at this point, What is Draft Combine and why should I drop $4.99 to download it on my Xbox or Playstation 3?

A 2K Sports press release explains it all:

In NBA 2K10: Draft Combine, fans will begin their career at the ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago by building their own custom player and working with a mentor, the 2K Insider, to step up their game through a variety of challenging basketball drills and 5-on-5 games to increase their NBA draft stock. The greater a player excels at a particular drill, or in completing specific game objectives, the more valuable skill points they will receive which can be used to improve one of over 30 key player attributes. Fans can then take their custom built players in NBA 2K10: Draft Combine and use them in the all-new My Player career mode in NBA 2K10 launching this fall, allowing them to continue their journey toward becoming an NBA legend.

Rose, last year’s rookie of the year and the first pick in the 2008 draft, knows what it takes to prep for the draft — which is perhaps why he was picked for this.

“Derrick is the perfect fit to be our spokesman for NBA 2K10: Draft Combine,” said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development for 2K. “Not only is he one of the most dynamic young playmakers in the NBA today, he’s the pride of Chicago, where the real NBA Draft Combine is located. We look forward to working closely with Derrick this season, and are thrilled to offer our fans a brand new pre-season basketball experience with NBA 2K10: Draft Combine.”

So — if you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to train in Chicago’s famed ATTACK Center but always lacked the athletic prowess, this may be as close as you’ll get. Which is exactly why we here at Sports Pros(e) will be downloading this one.

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