November 17, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Chicago’s Neal F. Simeon Vocational High School was renamed the Simeon Career Academy, and at least one of its alumni proves that the motto ‘Home of Tomorrow’s Leaders’ is something they take seriously. Three-time state champions in basketball in under 60 years of enrollment, the Simeon Wolverines captured their most recent Illinois crown in 2007 when senior guard Derrick Rose played so phenomenally so as to have his jersey retired as the first one since the school’s gym opened some 25 years ago. And it was that kind of inspired play that made D.Rose’s trip to the NBA via Memphis such a steady upward climb, so only natural that we’d see Simeon shouted out in a new adidas adiZero Rose 2 colorway. The adiZero Rose 2 ‘Wolverine’ goes for a looser interpretation of the team’s Michigan-like palette than the pair of their prequels Derrick wore in the most recent NBA All-Star game; will energetic designs like this one help Three Stripes keep pace with Nike Basketball’s ever impressive output? Look over the adiRose 2 ‘Wolverine’ in greater detail after the jump and look for these at Foot Locker starting December 1st.