Just last month, former Baylor point guard L.J. Rose made the decision to transfer from the university and seek options elsewhere. Well, after a search that lasted over a month, Rose has found a new home with the Houston Cougars.
Rose was highly touted coming out of high school and he was expected to really bolster the Bears’ back court lineup in the coming years. After sitting behind super senior Pierre Jackson this past season, Rose’s numbers were limited, but there certainly could have been an excellent opportunity for him to earn more minutes as a sophomore in 2013-14.
That won’t be the case however, given Rose’s decision to leave Baylor and head to Houston.
Rose’s decision to transfer to Houston doesn’t come as much of a shock, mainly considering that’s where his father played. According to reports, Rose will be seeking a waiver and head coach James Dickey and the Cougars will be working to hopefully get it approved by the NCAA. If Rose does not receive clearance from the waiver, he will have to sit out the entire 2013-14 season per NCAA rules on transfers.
Rose wasn’t the only member of the Baylor back court to opt to transfer elsewhere. Deuce Bello, a one-time top recruit in his own standing also left to leave right around the same time that Rose did. Bello has since committed to Missouri where he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
The transfers have left the Baylor back court looking for replacements, but in all, Rose is a huge addition for Houston moving forward.
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