Rose got the jump on his shot

Bulls star's improved jumper -- and MVP bid -- started in gym with trainer last summer

Updated: March 16, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
By Sahadev Sharma | ESPNChicago.com

Derrick Rose accomplished in 12 minutes Saturday what it took him 43 games to do last season.

He connected on five 3-pointers in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz, giving him 100 for the season, continuing a remarkable breakthrough season on the perimeter a season after making just 16 from long range.

Rose recognized that shortcoming in his game and, when he wasn't busy as the starting point guard for Team USA in the FIBA World Championships last summer, he was in the ...

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