UH Basketball star, Cecile Rose passes (1953-2013)

UH Basketball star, Cecile Rose passes (1953-2013)

Dec 29, 2013

  Former University of Houston guard Cecile Rose,  passed away Friday at his Houston home. He was 60 years old. Rose, who hailed from Nassau, Bahamas, joined the Cougars for the 1974-75 season. He  scored 1,244 points, a total which continues to rank 23rd in school history. From 1974-78, Rose helped lead the Cougars to a 87-37 record with a berth in the NIT Championship Game in 1977 and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament First Round in 1978. Following his collegiate playing days, he was taken in the fifth round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets and played professionally for two years before returning to Houston as a graduate assistant coach for the 1980-81 season. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to L.J., Lynden and the Rose family during this difficult time,” head coach James Dickey said. “Our University and our Men’s Basketball program are much better with the connection to the Rose family through the years, and we are saddened for their loss. Cecile will be greatly missed by all who knew him.” His younger brother, Lynden Rose, played for the Cougars from 1980 to 1982 and was a member of Houston’s celebrated Phi Slama Jama team before being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the sixth round of the 1982 NBA Draft. His nephew, L.J. Rose, is currently a sophomore point guard for the 2013-14 team, competing in his first season at UH after transferring from Baylor. UHBAA would like to send our condolences to family and friends. Services will be at the Kingdom Builders Center, 6011 W Orem Dr, Houston, TX 77085 at Saturday January 4th at...

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