Report: Larry Drew to transfer from UNC
Posted February 4, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C. — ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde is reporting that North Carolina backup point guard Larry Drew II has left the Tar Heel program and will transfer to another school.
Drew reportedly left the university on Thursday, coming off one of his best efforts of the season (9 assists in 19 minutes) Tuesday night in North Carolina's 106-74 victory over Boston College. The source also said UNC's coaching staff was made aware of the decision.
Drew began the year as the Heels' starting point guard, but recently relinquished that role to freshman Kendall Marshall. Since the switch, Drew's playing time has decreased from around 28 minutes to 22 minutes per game. However, during the same stretch, Drew has had two of his most productive games of the season, totaling 19 assists and only 2 turnovers in his last two contests.
If Drew transfers to another Division I school he will have to sit out one season and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will address the media at his regularly scheduled press conference Friday at 2:00 p.m. You can hear the press conference live on 99.9 FM The Fan ESPN Radio or listen to it at your computer by visiting WRALSportsFan.com