Drew Eager to Begin College Career

Larry Drew is ready to begin his college career, and in a matter of days he'll be in Chapel Hill preparing for his freshman season.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard graduates from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft on June 19 and has plans to head cross country to North Carolina on June 22.

"It's pretty far, Drew said. "It kind of hit me the other day, when I was thinking about it. I was like, ‘You know that's pretty far.' But I'm OK, because I'm a pretty independent person and everything so I'll be OK."

With Track and Field over, Drew now has a lot more time to spend on working out and tinkering with certain aspects of his game. He's spent the past few weeks in the gym trying to get his game right.

"Now that track's over I've been able to focus more on basketball and getting in the gym and getting more shots up," Drew said. "So I've been doing a lot of that. I've been doing some conditioning and trying to play as much ball as I can."

According to Drew, the coaching staff hasn't given him a list of things to work on, but they do call to check in with him on occasion.

"The only time I talk to the coaches is when they just call to check in and let me know what's going on with them and the other recruits and commitments and stuff like that," Drew said.

Drew has also spent a lot of time talking to one of his future teammates, Ed Davis. The two have gotten to know each other since their commitments and speak a few times a week.

"I've been talking to Ed probably the most out of any of them," he said. "We just been talking about what we think it's going to be like and if we are going to have class together."

Scout.com's 4th-ranked point guard said he will be roommates with fellow incoming freshman Tyler Zeller.

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