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NCAA Watch: Jordans Cover the College Courts

Isaiah Thomas of Washington.

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In most of this year’s Sneaker Watch coverage, Gilbert Arenas has found a way to be featured. Without a footwear contract this year, he’s been switching up his choice regularly, often times reaching into his own personal collection to come out with a Retro that has sneakerheads drooling. However, there are plenty of athletes that get to do the same each and every day in the college ranks.

Over the weekend,  hundreds of college teams took to the courts, and there seemed to be a heavy influence of Jordan shoes; more specifically, Jordan Retros. Not all teams will allow players to choose a shoe that isn’t supplied to the team, but for those athletes that can choose, college may be the last chance they get to have a say in their footwear.

With that in mind, many players seem to choose a recent Retro model like the Cool Grey Jordan 11 or the Flint Jordan Retro 13. Some players, however, dig a bit deeper to help them stand out on the court. Check out the NCAA Watch coverage below to see some of the surprises from this weekend’s action.

If you had the choice of any, what shoes would you hit the court in?

NCAA Watch: A look at what college athletes are wearing on the court.

Venoy Overton of Washington wears a pair of the Jordan 8 Aqua to chase down Ahmad Starks wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Venoy Overton of Washington wears a pair of the Aqua Jordan Retro 8 to chase down Ahmad Starks, who wears the Nike Zoom Kobe V.

Ashton Gibbs of Pitt drives wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 passed Darius Johnson-Odom wearing the Flint Jordan 13.Ashton Gibbs of Pitt, wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010, drives past Darius Johnson-Odom, who wears the Flint Jordan Retro 13.

Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State dribbles wearing the Jordan Retro 6.Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State dribbles while wearing the Jordan Retro 6.

Brock Young of East Carolina looks to pass wearing the Jordan Retro 12 "Rising Sun"Brock Young of East Carolina looks to pass while wearing the Jordan Retro 12 Rising Sun.

Jimmy Butler of Marquette scores wearing the "Space Jam" Jordan Retro 11.Jimmy Butler of Marquette scores while wearing the Space Jam Jordan Retro 11.

Corey Fisher of Villanova protecting the ball wearing the "Flint" Jordan Retro 13.Corey Fisher of Villanova protecting the ball while wearing the Flint Jordan Retro 13.

Jamelle Horne grabs a rebound in the Cool Grey Jordan Retro 11.Jamelle Horne grabs a rebound in the Cool Grey Jordan Retro 11.

Lamont Jones of Arizona wears the Flint Jordan Retro 13 while his teammate wears the white/Red colorway in the background.Lamont Jones of Arizona wears the Flint Jordan Retro 13 while his teammate in the background wears the White and Red colorway.

Rick Jackson of Syracuse dunks wearing the Jordan Retro 2.Rick Jackson of Syracuse dunks while wearing the Jordan Retro 2.

Julysses Nobles of Arkansas wearing the Citrus Jordan Retro 9.Julysses Nobles of Arkansas wearing the Citrus Jordan Retro 9.

Jacob pullen of Kansas State fights off defenders in the Cool Grey Jordan Retro 11.Jacob Pullen of Kansas State, in the Cool Grey Jordan Retro 11, fights off defenders.

Isaiah Thomas of Washington wearing the Nike Zoom LeBron 3.Isaiah Thomas of Washington wearing the Nike Zoom LeBron 3.

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8 Comments

  • johnnydollars:

    space jams take it. they always look sick on the feet especially on the court. jordan 6s are my fav though trying to get as many pairs as i can to stock up. got three already. shot out to the dude with the aqua 8s on 2. i could never wear mine still have them dead and in the box.

  • nickair75:

    Would need be the Retro’s that are released in shops or are they modified in any way?

  • Jay in the Bay:

    do they get to keep their shoes?

  • foreignfresh:

    like nails on a chalkboard to see these college kids stretch the lateral boundries on the xi’s….

  • 23.Str8Ball'n.45:

    Jamelle Horne CG 11s look like they gonna fall apart..!
    Gotta give it up for Jimmy Butler rockin the Space Jams..!

  • 23MIKE24:

    gotta give it up for Isaiah and his LJ3s. That shoe was a beastly performer, and maybe my favorite shoe in the LeBron line (tied with AZG and LJ2). Not my fav color, but still, a hot shoe that we don’t see too often anymore.

    lovin those rising suns, too. one of the cleanest new retro CWs i’ve seen, and definitely one of my fav XIIs (along with playoffs and frenchies)

  • 23MIKE24:

    also surprised not to see kemba walker on here. he’s pretty high profile and he’s been rockin cherry XIIs all season long

  • And this is why JordanBrand needs to make sure the quality of Retros are for basketball just like the og’s!

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