BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -

A judge sentenced Jalen Rose on Wednesday to 20 days in jail after the ex-Michigan star and NBA player crashed his sports utility vehicle on a snowy metro Detroit road earlier this year.

Rose appeared in Bloomfield Hills District Court before Judge Kimberly Small just before 11 a.m.

Rose had pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Small sentenced the former University of Michigan standout to 92 days overall, with all but 20 days suspended. She also sentenced him to a year of probation and to attend Mother's Against Drunk Driving panels.

"I let a lot of people down who supported me in the community, my family, my friends, so many supporters I have. Not only in the Detroit area, but worldwide," Rose said outside the court. "I'm very sorry for that."

He will report to jail on Aug. 2. Small granted Rose the six-day delay so he could attend a birthday party for his 93-year-old grandmother this weekend.

"This is going to make me a better person. I'm just really disappointed that this entire scenario happened," Rose said. "I promise you that I will never be in a situation like this again."

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Rose was arrested March 11. He told a judge in May that he had six martinis the night he veered off the West Bloomfield Township road.

Authorities say Rose had a 0.088 percent blood-alcohol level, above Michigan's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent. A hospital test later measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.12 percent.

Small, who is known for coming down hard on drunken drivers, lectured the former University of Michigan star for 15 minutes before delivering her sentence.

"I don't think you have an alcohol problem, and I sincerely believe you when you say this will not happen again," she said."But there are issues of punishment and deterrence. The one thing that people never want -- that they will hire expensive lawyers to avoid -- is jail time. That's why I believe it is the right punishment."

Several prominent figures, including Bing, wrote letters to the court asking for leniency. Rose, who is from Detroit, is opening a school in the city that will bear his own name.

When another of Rose's attorneys, James Burdick, pointed out that the probation department did not recommend jail, Small wasn't having any of it.

"The people have hired me, not my probation department," the judge replied.

Rose played for six teams during his 13-year NBA career, including six years with the Indiana Pacers. He currently works for ESPN as a pro basketball analyst.