On Thursday, Nike unveiled the uniforms participating teams will wear from November 23-26 during the PK80 tournament to honor founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.
The Texas Longhorns are one of the 16 teams that will play in the double-bracket tournament. Here’s the uniform the ‘Horns will wear:
Um, what’s up with the off-brand shade of burnt orange here?
Nike says that the uniforms were inspired by Knight’s style — he’s known for wearing all-black outfits and sunglasses:
Knight’s all-black preference also extends into the special-edition uniform designs for each school — connected to one another through the application of black graphics and a black jock tag. For the individual uniforms, signature icons — arena, mascot and pattern — form subtle, simplified graphics that are applied against primary colors to drive the look for each respective program. The resulting jerseys and shorts then create a striking on-court dynamic: color versus color matchups.
Shaka Smart’s team will likely wear a custom KD10 shoe during the event:
So, what do you think about the uniforms and the kicks?