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L.J. Rose transferring to Houston

Updated: June 21, 2013, 6:43 PM ET
By Jason King | ESPN.com

Former Baylor guard L.J. Rose is transferring to Houston, the Cougars confirmed in a news release Friday.

A Houston native, Rose will seek a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to be eligible for the upcoming season. Rose said his mother, Marilyn, has been stricken with lupus and that the main reason he left Baylor was to be closer to her.

"Family has always been the most important thing to me," Rose told ESPN.com. "With my mother's situation, [Houston] was the obvious choice."

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