Baylor transfer L.J. Rose is eligible to play for Houston this fall. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Baylor transfer L.J. Rose will be immediately eligible to play for Houston's basketball team this fall, reports Jason King of ESPN.
Rose played one season with the Bears but wanted to transfer back home to be near his mother, who is dealing with Lupus.
CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello notes the Cougars are primed for a good maiden season in the American Athletic Conference, formerly the Big East:
Rose, a 6-foot-4 point guard, was a four-star prospect coming out of high school but didn't see consistent minutes during his one season in Waco. He averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 assists – but did have 14 points and 12 assists against Division-III Hardin-Simmons.
Earlier this month, Gary Parrish wrote about the addition of Danrad “Chicken” Knowles, who was ruled ineligible last season but will make an impact this year in the Cougars' frontcourt. Rose and Knowles will combine with the inside-outside combination of Danuel House (12.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg) and TaShawn Thomas (16.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg) to form a quality quartet for Dickey as Houston enters the American Athletic Conference.