Roosevelt (Rosie) possesses a unique knowledge of the sports business world. While earning a degree in Speech Communications, Rosie was an All-American college basketball player at Syracuse University, ultimately resulting in his number (50) being retired by the school.
Following graduation, Rosie was drafted in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks. But, instead of playing for an NBA expansion team, Rosie opted to play professionally in Europe. During his thirteen-year playing career, Rosie was a five-time all-star player in the Italian Premier League and won a European Championship. Literally, Rosie used his basketball skills to earn a living while traveling the world. He then returned home to Kendall, NY (NW of Rochester) where he lives today.
Following his return home, Rosie’s professional life has continued to revolve around sports. He has worked in numerous roles including radio and television announcing and running basketball camps and clinics. For several years, he worked for the Buffalo Stampede semi-professional basketball team where he wore many “hats” including, but not limited to, coach, General Manager, and Director of Sales and Marketing. Rosie has maintained close ties to European professional teams, coaches and agents. Through his company “Bouie Basketball” and the camps, clinics and events they run, Rosie helps connect U.S. based basketball to professional playing opportunities overseas. Very recently, Rosie led a Rochester based groups efforts to bring an NBA Developmental League team to Rochester.