Transfers a rarity for UNC's Williams

From staff reportsMay 6, 2010 

North Carolina has not yet confirmed the impending transfers of forwards David and Travis Wear. But when it does, it will mark a fairly rare occurrence for coach Roy Williams.

During his radio show last season, Williams said he's had only a half-dozen players transfer during his head coaching career (including Alex Stepheson, who left UNC for USC after the 2007-08 season).

"I’m really fortunate,'' Williams said during the radio show. "I’ve been a head coach for 22 years and I think that we figured it out that we’ve had six guys transfer in 22 years. Two of them came as walk-ons and I told them it was going to be very difficult for them to play to begin with and they just wanted to be a part of our program. They ended up transferring to a Division II school. But I still count them in our six even though I told them right up front.

Two other kids that transferred, one of them tried to come back on two different occasions and I didn’t take him. And then the fourth one that did transfer, he didn’t have a choice. He had a geography problem – he couldn’t find the classroom quite enough

"… You have to be honest with the kids and you have to tell them up front and then do what you say.”

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