This week keeps getting better. (Link)
According to a report in the Long Beach Press-Telegram David and Travis Wear are set to leave the University of North Carolina. The two Wears each averaged about 10 minutes per game in their freshman seasons.
The Wear’s father told Frank Burlison of the Long Beach Press-Telegram that he hoped to have each of his sons released from their scholarship agreements with the university as soon as Thursday. Dave Wear saying he had already spoken to Roy Williams, and adding both David and Travis had taken their last spring semester finals yesterday.
Although the Wear brothers were anything but impressive in their freshman campaign in Chapel Hill, their loss creates a significant problem of depth in the post for the Tarheels who already are losing Deon Thompson to graduation and Ed Davis to the NBA.
Don’t feel too bad for Carolina as they have ESPN’s #2 ranked recruiting class in the country.
I remember an article a year or so ago focused on sketchy recruiting practices that subtly mentioned the Wears’ AAU (or was it high school?) representatives were the beneficiaries of loopholes in NCAA rules that allowed ole Roy to pay them for an obviously bogus ‘recruiting analysis service’ &/or appearances at ole Roy’s basketball camps. I wonder if they have to return that money now that their indentured servants are bolting on their commitment?
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