Monday, January 7, 2008


The UNC recruiting bonanza continued last weekend in Chapel Hill where the Heels' basketball program landed two more star Class of 2009 big men, receiving verbal commitments from twins David and Travis Wear out of Mater Dei High School in California. The Wears were also considering UCLA.

The Wears both measure 6-foot-9 and have the ability to play both inside and outside as forwards. Both brothers are said to make good decisions and have the skills to flourish in Roy Williams’ up-tempo offense. Travis is ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the junior class by while David is ranked 20th. (Maybe Travis was born first?)

For UNC, this weekend’s score now gives the Tar Heels seven commitments for the future: three in the Class of 2008 (Ed Davis, Tyler Zeller and Larry Drew); three from 2009 (the Wears and John Henson); and one more from 2010 (Kendal Marshall).

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