04/10/2012 10:13 am ET

Derrick Rose A Dad? Chicago Bulls Star, Girlfriend Mieka Blackman Reportedly Expecting First Child

Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose is going to be a father come this fall, according to a report published Tuesday.

The Chicago Sun-Times' Stella Foster reports that Rose, 23, and Mieka Blackman Reese, 24, his girlfriend of going on four years, will be expecting their first child around October. Their families are reportedly very excited.

Rose last month purchased a $2.8 million, 3,102-square-foot condo on the 84th floor of Trump Tower, so his family will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city, including both the river and Lake Michigan.

Rose, the NBA's youngest-ever MVP, returned to the floor Sunday after 12 consecutive games away due to a strained right groin. Rose scored 29 points in the game, but the Bulls still came up short and were defeated by the Knicks 100-99.

Late last year, Rose signed a five-year $94 million contract extension with the Bulls.

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