Nike Introduces New Platinum Uniforms for Nine College Teams (Pictures)
What do you think? Personally I think they all look too similar. According to a press release that Kentucky Sports Radio passed along, Nike will soon be introducing the Nike Hyper Elite Platinum uniform for select college basketball teams, all of which you see in the photo above. I certainly like them better than most of the Pro Combat uniforms, but they are nowhere near the type of home run Nike hit with Oregon’s Rose Bowl gear. Fear not, environmentalists — these aren’t just new jerseys and shorts. According to Nike, the shorts are made from 100 percent recycled polyester while the jerseys are at least 96 percent of the same. Isn’t that nice?
The nine teams who have been chosen by Nike have all won national championships wearing Nike gear. They are Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, and UConn (men’s and women’s). The silver is a little too overpowering for my taste, but each team does get a personalized touch on the back which scores some points. Here are some more pictures of the individual uniforms, courtesy of Complex.com: