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Report: Houston guard L.J. Rose to transfer to BYU

Houston guard L.J. Rose (5) works under the basket against Cincinnati guard Farad Cobb (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Houston guard L.J. Rose (5) works under the basket against Cincinnati guard Farad Cobb (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
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The BYU Cougars' backcourt has some depth once again.

According to a tweet from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein Wednesday night, University of Houston guard L.J. Rose has committed to Dave Rose and will be eligible for the 2016-2017 season.

The news comes less than a week after Jordan Chatman announced he'll be transferring, which left the Cougars' guard line thin.

In Rose, BYU will get a player who has had interest in transferring to Provo for quite some time. He was scheduled to visit the campus earlier this spring, but was unable to make the trip until last weekend.

At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Rose has been productive when healthy for Houston, but injuries have plagued him throughout his career.

He appeared in just two games during the 2015-2016 season.

Before three seasons with Houston, Rose began his collegiate career at Baylor.

Rose will be joining a backcourt that returns just Nick Emery and Elijah Bryant from a season ago. Returned missionary T.J. Haws will also be on the roster, as will freshman Steven Beo.

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.