Top-75 national recruit ... Played on 2009 U16 National Team that won gold medal at FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Argentina ... Father was member of Houston's famed Phi Slama Jama and was drafted by Los Angeles Lakes in 1982.
HIGH SCHOOL Played senior season for coach Russell Carr at Westbury Christian High School in Houston, Texas ... Earned TABC All-State honors after leading Wildcats to 29-4 record as senior in 2012-12 ... Helped WCHS to TAPPS-4A state championship game, where it lost to Baylor teammate Isaiah Austin's Grace Prep squad ... Led team with 17 points in state title game, earning All-Tournament honors ... Spent first three years of high school at Second Baptist School ... Missed much of junior season with foot injury ... Earned first-team All-District 4 and Class 4A All-State honors as freshman in 2008-09 and again as sophomore in 2009-10 ... Averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds as sophomore ... Named to ESPN RISE 2010 Underclass All-America team ... Following freshman season at Second Baptist, played on U16 National Team, traveling to 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mendoza, Argentina ... Team won gold medal in front of hostile crowd against tournament-host Argentina ... Ranked nation's No. 61 recruit by Scout.com ... Also ranked No. 63 by ESPN, No. 70 by MaxPreps.com and No. 74 by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL Full name is Lynden Bernard Rose, Jr. ... Nickname is L.J. ... Born Dec. 11, 1993, in Houston, Texas ... Son of Lynden Sr. and Marilyn Rose ... Father, played collegiately at Houston, where he was a member of Phi Slama Jama, and was selected by Los Angeles Lakers in sixth round of 1982 NBA Draft ... Accounting major.