Wear Twins Transferring From North Carolina To UCLA

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Wear Twins Headed To UCLA

After a rare down year, the UCLA Bruins are bringing lots of talent back to Westwood.

Today former North Carolina forwards Travis and David Wear announced that they will be transferring to UCLA after just one year playing for the Tar Heels.

The twins, who were five-star recruits out of high school, grew up in Southern California and attended powerhouse Mater Dei High School.

Obviously Ben Howland is thrilled about the arrival of the 6 feet 10 inch twins:

“I am absolutely ecstatic about Dave and Travis joining our program,” Howland said in a prepared statement released by the school. “Both are outstanding players. They are highly-skilled good athletes who are hard workers and extremely motivated to be at their best. They are constantly working hard on their overall game.”

Although they weren’t major factors last season for the Tar Heels, their decision to transfer came as a surprise to Roy Williams.

As per NCAA rules, the twins will have to sit out a year before resuming play for the Bruins.


Wear Twins Transferring From North Carolina

After just one year at playing for the Tar Heels, twin forwards Travis and David Wear are transferring from North Carolina. This from the AP:

Coach Roy Williams made the announcement Thursday, one day after he said their father called them and asked for a release from their scholarships.

Williams says the request "came as a complete surprise" because he met with both players in mid-April and came up with their development plans for next season.

Neither player was a major factor for last season's disappointing Tar Heel squad, but both former five-star recruits from Mater Dei High School in Southern California were expected to one day be stars and help replace Ed Davis, who recently bolted for the NBA. 

The twins have yet to announce where they intend to transfer to, though SB Nation's own Carolina March speculates that it is likely a school closer to home. 

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