Late Friday night, following their contest with St. John Bosco, the 6-foot-9 twins confirmed their verbal commitments to North Carolina and mentioned that they made their decision Thursday evening.
"We just felt that it was a good time to commit because we didn't want to get passed over because we were taking too long to commit," Travis Wear, who is ranked No. 27 overall, said.
"We've seen a lot of the commitments lately and we knew that it was getting time for us to make a decision and we didn't think we should wait any longer," Travis' brother, David added.
With their list basically at three schools – UNC, Arizona and UCLA – the Wear twins settled on North Carolina for a number of reasons, but the family atmosphere in Chapel Hill was among the most important.
"I hadn't been there before, but after I visited there I got to see what North Carolina was all about and how family oriented the community was there and I just really liked it," Travis said. "I felt that was a good place for me to go to school."
"Before the distance was playing a little bit of a factor, but once I got there I just saw what the college atmosphere was like of the town and how family oriented the whole community was," David said. "I really felt comfortable when I was there and that really helped me in my decision."
In a previous interview, Travis had mentioned that Roy Williams recruited the twins personally and that appeared to factor in as well because both Travis and David mentioned they had developed good relationships with the Tar Heel coach.
"My relationship with Coach Williams is great and he's a nice guy," Travis said. "He's a great coach and he's always putting players into the NBA and winning national championships. He's a stern coach, but also very soft spoken and he's just a great coach."
"I get along great with Coach Williams," David, who is ranked No. 26 overall, said. "He's recruited some Mater Dei players in the past and we were able to talk about that. I just felt really comfortable with him and I feel like I can sit down and talk to him when I need to."
The Wear commitments just add to an already big front line. North Carolina already has Letter of Intents from Ed Davis and Tyler Zeller in the 2008 class. Throw in the Wears and Henson in 09 and you'd be hard pressed to find a school with better post prospects.