Earlier today Nike released the newest line of ‘Hyper Elite’ uniforms for seven college basketball teams this season. Of those seven teams the University of North Carolina.
This years versions of the Hyper Elite pay homage to the schools rich basketball history which include Michigan State, Kentucky, Oregon, Duke, Ohio State, Syracuse and North Carolina. The jersey models a similar look to jerseys the Tar Heels sported from 1981-84 and winning the 1982 National Championship in them.
The UNC edition sports the white retro jersey with a Carolina blue trim. The player number is between “North” and “Carolina” just like the retro version. The uniform is finished with white shorts that also features the Carolina blue trim as well as the classic foot logo on the side.
The Tar Heels will sport these in their home game against Wake Forest on February 22nd. Fans will be able to purchase the uniforms in March through Nike and UNC stores on campus and online!
This year’s Hyper Elite jersey pays homage to Carolina heritage and definitely has a better design than last year’s edition which was worn when North Carolina played Miami on the road.
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