"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.