LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Point guard Larry Drew II has enrolled at UCLA after abruptly leaving North Carolina last month.

Coach Ben Howland said Drew attended classes on Monday, the first day of spring quarter. The junior will sit out next season because of NCAA rules and will have one season of eligibility

Drew left the Tar Heels in February, with coach Roy Williams saying he was shocked by the player’s unexpected departure.

Drew never explained his reasons for leaving, but he lost his starting job as point guard in mid-January.

Drew said in a statement it feels great to be back home in Los Angeles. Drew went to Taft High School in Woodland Hills.

He is the son of Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew, who played 10 years in the NBA, including stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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