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Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

Posted on: May 6, 2010 8:40 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 8:43 am
 

Former McDonald's All-Americans David and Travis Wear are transferring from North Carolina and hoping to get their releases "as early as Thursday," the players' father, Dave Wear, told Frank Burlison of the Long Bech Press-Telegram.

"When they return home (to Huntington Beach, Calif.), we will sit down as a family and review their basketball and academic options," said Dave Wear. "... They decided they didn't want to return to North Carolina."

David Wear averaged 10.5 minutes per game this season while Travis Wear averaged 10.3.

The departures leave UNC with just two experienced players who are taller than 6-feet-4 (Tyler Zeller and Jon Henson) on next season's roster. The Tar Heels' three-player recruiting class does not include any power forwards or centers.
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Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:17 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

YOU LOSERS KEEP THROWING THOSE SNIDE  REMARKS , EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT. THE CATS ARE BACK



Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:17 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

YOU LOSERS KEEP THROWING THOSE SNIDE  REMARKS , EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT. THE CATS ARE BACK



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:15 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

The Wear twins are solid, but they are not going to be stars in the ACC.  If they want to play more, they should consider Pepperdine (et al).  They can get a excellent education, play a lot of minutes, and probably get smacked down in the second round of the NCAAs.  Best of luck to them.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:13 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

Roy won't get Terrance Jones. Jones reiterated last night that he was still committed to Washington but won't sign his LOI. He is still considering Kentucky, and will only sign with one of those two schools.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:08 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

Anyone downplaying these transfers is off base. Anytime you lose two double-digit scorers, it's a big deal. Especially when the exodus comes from a team that performed so below expectations last year, and especially when the program was counting on them staying for four years, most likely. I wonder what Roy has been doing over there? You don't ever expect a coach of his caliber to "lose it," but the evidence might be starting to mount here. I wonder if the Wear twins just aren't used to losing and want to distance themselves a program on fire, or if it runs deeper. I'm definitely not used to seeing this from Ol' Roy.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2010 10:56 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

As a life long tarheel fan I hate to see them go and I wish them well.  From what I'v heard/read this move has nothing to do with academics and is purely based upon fit/playing time.  The Wears are outstanding students and will graduate in 4 years no matter where they end up.  This has everything to do with playing time.  They picture themselves playing on the court at the same time at the 3 and 4 positions but unfortunately their skill sets do not match up well with Roy's style.  I've read that UCLA and Arizona are the likely destinations and after they sit out a year I'm sure they will make positive contributions.  They will probably never be stars but they both will add a lot to any program and provide solid production for the remainder of their college careers.  However, in Chapel Hill things are a bit of mess b/c the post situation for next season is thin to say the least. 



Since: Mar 1, 2010
Posted on: May 6, 2010 10:50 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

These guys won't go to Kentucky because 1) they aren't freshman 2) they played for a guy who has integrity and can win championships 3) they could potentially get a degree and 4) their GPA is better than a 2.0.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2010 10:20 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

There is a rumor in Lexington that the twins are interested in upgrading to Kentucky next season. Not sure if Cal can find the roster spots, but they might be able to help our team GPA !!

And that is an upgrade because...of all those titles Kentucky has won in the last 10 years? Or maybe its because of Caliparis "Final Fours". I use quotes because according to the NCAA they never happened. Because he cheated. So maybe you meant an upgrade on their income from the player payer. Whatever you meant, only a Kentucky fan would actually be dumb enough to believe something like this.



Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2010 10:16 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

Kentucky wouldn't take the twins because they might want to graduate.  I wouldn't be surprised to see them play in the PAC-10, WAC, WCC, or Big 12.  Cal, USC, Stanford, UW, Gonzaga, St Mary's, Utah, Nevada, Texas Tech, Baylor, or New Mexico.  All these teams could find spots for these two.  Plus they will sit out for a season so the one could get a full rehab from hip surgery.  



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2010 9:45 am
 

Wear twins reportedly transferring from UNC

The departures leave UNC with just two experienced players who are taller than 6-feet-4 (Tyler Zeller and Jon Henson) on next season's roster.
According to the UNC roster, Will Graves is listed at 6'6" and Scout.com lists both Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock at 6'7".  While none of these three are post players offensively, they will be able to play "D" against most teams' 4.  At the end of last year, Graves played the 4 spot when UNC went small.  I don't see this as being as big a problem as people want to make it.

The Wear's gave solid minutes last season, but neither is going to be a star.  It will hurt from a depth standpoint, but really that is it.

Also, David Wear is coming off season ending hip surgery, so who knows how productive he was going to be anyway.


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