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Guard L.J. Rose transferring from Baylor Univ. to Univ. of Houston

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Former Baylor guard L.J. Rose, who was one of the top high school guards in the country at Westbury Christian, will transfer to the University of Houston.

Rose is the son of Houston attorney, Lynden Rose, who was a member of the famed Phi Slama Jama teams at UH from 1980-82.

"We are really excited that L.J. is joining our program," said James Dickey, UH coach.

"He is a skilled guard who passes the ball extremely well with great leadership qualities. L.J. has great familiarity with our program and our players and we look forward to having him as a part of our team."

Rose played for a Baylor squad this past season that won the NIT championship.

He played in 33 games for the Bears, with career highs of 14 points and 12 assists in a win over Hardin-Simmons.

"This is a great situation," L.J. Rose said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "Going to Baylor was a great decision, great coaching staff, great school, nothing but good things to say about those guys and what they do.

"UH has great tradition. They are in a new conference. They have a great coaching staff."

Rose has three years of eligibility left.

Rose and Houston athletics officials will work together on a waiver from the NCAA asking for his immediate eligibility.

"My situation, I want to be closer to my mom," L.J. Rose said. "My mom has Lupus and I just want to be able to be at home and experience all of this with them.

"I know we're seeking the waiver right now. I want to be closer to her, closer to home. Baylor is close, but there's a lot of traveling involved. I want it to be easier for her to come to my games."

L.J. Rose was ranked among the nation's top-75 players in high school by ESPN. Scout.com and Rivals.com.

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