Houston transfer headed to BYU


BYU bolstered its suddenly thin backcourt Wednesday night.

The Cougars received a commitment from Houston graduate transfer L.J. Rose, according to reports.

Rose averaged 9.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a junior in 2014-15 before a foot injury limited him to limited him to just two games last season. His addition in Provo is certainly welcome after the Cougars lost Jordan Chatman last week to a transfer, which followed guard Jake Toolson also transferring.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Rose, who began his career at Baylor before transferring to Houston, will certainly give the Cougars another option in the backcourt as they look to build on last year’s 26-11 campaign after the graduation of guards Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer. The defections of Chatman and Toolson severely limited coach Dave Rose’s depth in the backcourt, but adding a graduate transfer of Rose’s caliber – he was once a top-100 recruit – is simply a major move considering June is already nearly half over.