Today Larry Drew II decided that he was just going to walk away from the UNC Tarheels and the remainder of the season. Drew obviously didn’t take into consideration the implications of his early departure from the UNC squad. If he transfers to another Division I school, Drew will have to sit out a year, and he would have one season of eligibility remaining.
Drew must be concerned about his future, and this all comes down to playing time. If you are not happy, you decided to go elsewhere. Since Drew was delegated to the 6th man, the Tar Heels have turned the corner, winning 4 consecutive games. Ironically his stats have even improved as a bench player as he has racked up 19 assists and only two turnovers while playing fewer minutes than Marshall.
So you have to wonder if there was something said in practice. Is this a pre-Madonna move by Drew? Is there some parental influence out there as well as Drew’s mother often noted her displeasure with Drew’s role and his playing time situation on the team. Leaving this time of year really doesn’t make sense. If he is going to a division II school then I can understand as he will have a year and a half to play. But he can’t be thinking about his future transferring down. So why not finish the season?