"More than likely, we'll start two freshmen in those spots," said Williams.
Wear made his first career start late last month, while Henson is still waiting for his first career start as a Tar Heel. The decision will be made in the hours leading up to tipoff.
"Dexter will start at one spot and either John Henson or David Wear will start at the other spot," Williams said. "We haven't made the decision yet as a staff (who will start between Wear and Henson)."
Williams said that the injuries to Ginyard and Graves are severe enough to the extent that they wouldn't play even if Monday night's game was the team's ACC opener.
That particular game is actually scheduled for Sunday in the Smith Center against Virginia Tech, and Williams is hopeful that maybe one if not both of them might be available against the Hokies.
"If we were playing Virginia Tech tonight, neither one of them would play," Williams said. "I think there's a chance by Sunday that one of them could play, but I couldn't even guess which one it would be right now."
As it is, Williams goes into Monday night's tilt against UNC's former ACC nemesis Bobby Cremins and a spirited College of Charleston home crowd without two of his top upperclassmen players, which could make things interesting if the youngsters don't come out ready to play.