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Monday, August 2, 2010
Tyler Zeller baffled by Wear twins transfer

By Diamond Leung

When the father of twins David Wear and Travis Wear asked North Carolina coach Roy Williams for their scholarship releases, Williams said it "came as a complete surprise."

When they ended up transferring to UCLA, the twins were quiet about their reasons for leaving the Tar Heels, with their father not wanting to talk about it either.

Apparently, the twins' roommate at North Carolina was left in the dark as well, as forward Tyler Zeller -- one of the Tar Heels' few returning post players -- still seems confused by it all in an interview with The News & Observer.
Zeller, who roomed with the twins, still appeared baffled by the way they made their exit: "I saw them the day before they left, and they didn't say anything [about not coming back]. Ed [Davis] called me the next morning and said, 'They left.' I said, 'What are you talking about, I saw them yesterday?' And he said, 'They left - it's all over the Internet.' I didn't know what to think."

As of this interview last month, he still hadn't heard from the Wears. He said he holds no animosity toward them, but he also prefers to look forward, not back.

The Wears' sudden departure certainly won't be remembered in the annals of weird college roommate stories, but it's interesting to note the extent to which the twins kept their intentions private.

And that, of course, led to unnecessary speculation. For example, in the hours after they announced they were leaving North Carolina, guard Larry Drew II jokingly went on Twitter with his own theory.
#theyleftbecause they found out they would have to room with zeller...again."