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Wear twins granted release from University of North Carolina, may be looking at UCLA

May 11, 2010 |  1:04 pm
Wear_200 David and Travis Wear, twin power forwards, have been granted their official release from the University of North Carolina and can begin looking to where they will transfer, according to David Wear Sr., their father

UCLA is expected to be on the short list of schools, as it was among the final schools the Wears considered before signing with North Carolina. Bruins Coach Ben Howland has two scholarships left to give.

The Wears, 6-foot-10 forwards from Santa Ana Mater Dei, will have to sit out next season, but they have three years of eligibility remaining.

Travis Wear averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 32 games with North Carolina last season. David Wear averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds, but missed the last five games with a hip injury. He has been undergoing rehab and should be at 100% in about a month, his father indicated.

-- Chris Foster


Photo: Travis, left, and David Wear with Mater Dei in 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times.