UCLA Basketball: University Of North Carolina Grants Release To Wear Twins, Are Bruins In Their Future?
The University of North Carolina has given brothers Travis and David Wear their official releases from the program. The twins are 6 foot 10 inch, sophomore forwards who have been rumored to be looking at UCLA.
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.
The Wears must sit out one season, but, will have three years of college eligibility left. They considered going to UCLA out of Mater Dei High School.
HIM’s Take: If UCLA Coach Ben Howland lands the Wear twins, the Bruins would be set in the front court for years to come. They already have freshmen Josh Smith and Anthony Stover (redshirt freshman) at center and sophomores Reeves Nelson and Brendan Lane at power forward. The Wears would have a year to practice with the team and become comfortable with Howland’s bruising man-to-man defense. UCLA would be getting two players who definitely want to be on the west coast.