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Guard L.J. Rose can play immediately at UH

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University of Houston coach James Dickey confirms former Baylor point guard L.J. Rose has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be able to play immediately for the Cougars.

Rose, a sophomore, will have three years of eligibility.

"We are extremely grateful that the NCAA has granted L.J.'s request," said James Dickey, UH coach.

"Family is so important, and this gives everyone in L.J.'s family the best opportunity to watch him play. "We look forward to the start of the 2013-14 season with L.J. as a member of our program."

L.J. Rose said in June he was transferring to UH and returning to his hometown to be closer to his mother who has lupus.

L.J. Rose said he received the news from the NCAA on Monday.

"It was surprising that (the NCAA) worked so fast for one and also it was just a blessing. I felt really blessed," L.J. Rose said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

"I hope I can bring leadership, to get everyone involved. We have a great team, with a lot of talent. Hopefully we can make it to the (NCAA) Tournament and make some noise in this new conference, because we have the talent and we have the coaching staff."

L.J.'s father, a former UH guard, is equally pleased."

"We are ecstatic," said Lynden Rose, L.J.'s father. "We are extremely grateful to UH for their support and to Baylor for their support.

"We are thankful for the NCAA for working out the facts and making a decision in a timely fashion. Thank God."

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