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Carolina head coach Roy Williams confirmed in a statement released this afternoon that point guard Larry Drew II has left the program, Coach Williams said “This morning I spoke to Larry Drew Sr. and he informed me that it was in Larry II’s best interest to leave North Carolina at this time,”. “Personally I hate this for Larry and our team because he was such an important part of our team and he has continued to improve and played well in recent games. But I understand that families and players have to make their own decisions as to what is best for them at a particular time in their lives.”

drew II said n a statement “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I have decided it’s in my best interest to continue my education and basketball career elsewhere,. “I have enjoyed my time in North Carolina and appreciate the support of everyone associated with the program.

Over the last three years we’ve accomplished a lot as a team and those experiences will help me not only on the court, but off the court as well.

The Tar Heels are coming off a great win Tuesday night 106-74 win at Boston College. In the game Drew had nine assists and one turnover in 19 minutes. The tar heels hosts Florida State on Sunday, then heads to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on No. 5 Duke on Wednesday night.