It's Official: Wear Twins Transferring

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – University of North Carolina rising sophomore forwards David Wear and Travis Wear are transferring, Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams announced today.

"We are extremely disappointed that David and Travis are leaving the program," says Williams. "I love both kids and they would have been very important parts of our team next season. It is a significant blow to our team as we had four post players and now we are down to two. They are quality kids and will be quality players.

"Their father called me last night and asked for their release, which came as a complete surprise. I met with both kids in mid-April for our typical end-of-year meetings and together we worked on their development plans for next season. Both David and Travis seemed to be excited about their futures at North Carolina.

"Our coaching staff will look at whatever options are available but it's hard to replace two quality players at this time."

David Wear averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 27 games. He missed the final nine games of the season due to a torn labrum in his left hip. Travis Wear averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 32 games. They came to Carolina from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.

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