Baylor transfer granted waiver to play immediately
UH’s point guard position in 2013-14 got more competitive Tuesday when Baylor transfer L.J. Rose was granted a waiver to play immediately.
“We are extremely grateful that the NCAA has granted L.J.’s request. Family is so important, and this gives everyone in L.J.’s family the best opportunity to watch him play,” head coach James Dickey said in a statement. “We look forward to the start of the 2013-14 season with L.J. as a member of our program.”
In June, Rose announced that he would transfer to UH to be closer to his mother, who suffers from lupus.
Rose, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, will compete with senior Tione Womack and freshman Jaaron Simmons for the starting job next season. Rose averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 assists per game after not seeing consistent minutes last season at Baylor.
Rose was a four-star prospect coming out of high school and is the son of former Phi Slamma Jama member Lynden Rose, who later served on the University’s Board of Regents from 2004 to 2009.