Monday, March 28, 2011

Larry Drew II enrolls at UCLA

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Larry Drew II enrolls at UCLA
By Peter Yoon
Updated: March 28, 2011, 9:19 PM ET

Larry Drew II, the point guard who abruptly left North Carolina mid-season, has enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter, a school spokesman confirmed Monday.

Drew, a former standout at Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif., left the Tar Heels on Feb. 4, issuing a statement that said only "it's in my best interest to continue my education and basketball career elsewhere."

Drew began taking classes at UCLA on Monday and has to pay his own tuition this quarter because UCLA does not have any open scholarships, but he is expected to participate in all off-season workouts and join the Bruins as a scholarship player next season.

Tyler Honeycutt's decision to leave school and enter the NBA draft opens up a scholarship for coach Ben Howland. Drew, a junior, will have to sit out the 2011-12 season because of NCAA transfer rules and will have one year of eligibility remaining. He will re-join former North Carolina teammates David and Travis Wear, who transferred to UCLA last year.

Drew was averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 assists in 22.8 minutes at the time he left North Carolina, but had recently been replaced by freshman Kendall Marshall as North Carolina's starting point guard.

Drew averaged 8.5 points and 5.9 assists in 28.8 minutes as a sophomore and led North Carolina to the NIT championship game.

Phone and e-mail messages left for Drew and his family were not immediately returned.

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