IWU’s Brady Rose Enters Final Months Playing For Dad

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Brady Rose can almost see the finish line to his Illinois Wesleyan basketball career.

The fifth-year senior will be a part-time student in his final semester but has full blown memories of his days at IWU.

“Looking back, I have a lot of great memories,” Brady Rose said. “A lot of things I will look back at for the rest of my life. I’m trying to make the most of it.”

The sharpshooting guard from Bloomington enters the new year 15th on the school’s all-time scoring list. He says it’s hard for him to think about his college career ending.

He thinks senior night will be emotional for him next month. And really emotional for the father he’s played for most of his life.

“I’ve seen the guys my dad cares about (graduate) and how it impacts him,” Brady Rose said. “It will be elevated for me. It will be really emotional to see it come to an end.”

And his dad agrees.

“To be honest, I’m a sentimental guy. Just thinking about it bothers me,” said Ron Rose. “This is the end of the road but we will enjoy it as much as we can. I’m not going to think about it. I’m just going to enjoy the process.”

The process continues Wednesday when the Titans travel to North Park. Roughly two more months left to see a Rose coaching a Rose at Wesleyan.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Brady Rose. “I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to play under him and having watched him coach these guys.”

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