Baylor transfer decides to play basketball at UH
After sophomore guard Joseph Young decided to leave the program earlier this month, UH has picked up a Baylor transfer.
Former Baylor point guard L.J. Rose will join UH, head coach James Dickey said Friday.
The University is working on a hardship waiver that would allow Rose to play immediately because of his mother’s illness. She has lupus.
“I feel the need to be closer to home, closer to family and not worrying about them traveling,” Rose told the Houston Chronicle.
Like Young, Rose’s dad Lynden, played for the UH’s most-famous fraternity Phi Slama Jama from 1980-82.
“We are really excited that L.J. is joining our program,” Dickey said in a statement. “He is a skilled guard who passes the ball extremely well and is a very unselfish player 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 graduated from Westbury High School, where he was four-star recruit with offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Georgetown.