Basketball / 01.19.11

NCAA Watch: Syracuse Brings Out Heavy Hitters

NCAA Watch: Syracuse Brings Out The Heavy Hitters

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After a fast 18-0 start, the Syracuse Orange dropped their first game of the season, losing to conference rival Pittsburgh on Monday. Despite the loss, the #3 ranked Orange are playing some of the best basketball in the country, and will be one of the names to look out for when tournament time rolls around in a couple of months.

In addition to their top tier on-court performances, Syracuse may be the college hoops team wearing the best kicks. In recent games, we’ve seen everything from Jordan retros to the new Nike shoes for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James on the feet of Syracuse players.

To check out what the Orange and players from other top NCAA programs are wearing, check out this week’s NCAA Watch.

NCAA: Syracuse Brings Out The Heavy Hitters

C.J. Fair wearing the Nike Air Max Fly ByC.J. Fair gathers himself while wearing the brand new Nike Air Max Fly By.

Andre Dawkins wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010Duke’s Andre Dawkins attempts a layup in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

A.J. Walton wearing the adidas adizero RoseBaylon guard A.J. Walton goes to the rack while wearing the adidas adiZero Rose.

Brandon Paul wearing the Nike Zoom HyperfuseIllinois’ Brandon Paul shoots a jumper while wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Darryl Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VWest Virginia’s Darryl Bryant salutes Kobe Bryant by wearing the “Ink” Nike Zoom Kobe V.

Dion Waiters wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Dion Waiters of Syracuse rocks the festive Air Max LeBron 8 V/2 colorway.

Draymond Green wearing the Nike Zoom Soldier IVMichigan State’s Draymond Green prepares to check in wearing the Nike Zoom Soldier IV.

Dwight Hardy wearing the Air Jordan Retro 3Dwight Hardy soars in the “Cement” Air Jordan Retro 3, which will be released here at Eastbay this Saturday.

Gilbert Brown wearing the Air Jordan Retro 13; Scoop Jadine wearing the Air Jordan Retro 11Pitt’s Gilbert Brown drives in the “Flint” Air Jordan Retro 13; Scoop Jardine defends in the “Space Jam” Air Jordan Retro 11.

Kemba Walker wearing the Air Jordan Retro 7UConn’s Kemba Walker goes up strong in the “Olympic” Air Jordan Retro 7.

Markieff Morris wearing the adidas Beast CommanderKansas’ Markieff Morris celebrates in a team colorway of the adidas Beast Commander.

Marshawn Powell wearing the Air Jordan Retro 2Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell runs back after making a basket in the “Candy Pack” Air Jordan Retro 2.

Brandon Triche wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VIBrandon Tiche looks to finish in the newly released Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

images via ESPN

Author: Brandon Richard
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8 Comments

  1. lakers33 says:

    loving the olympic 7’s

  2. Shooter says:

    Flints vs Space Jams = awesome

  3. teemasuoka says:

    Some great Nikes and Jordans worn. I cant wait for the cements to drop this weekend.

  4. hulings says:

    you missed fab melo in the creamsicle kd ii’s. easy to miss when you only play about 5 minutes in the game though.

  5. Nick Engvall says:

    Those Baylor adiZero Rose are dope.

  6. jhanks15 says:

    Nobody better than Kemba! And always lacin J’s

  7. Aaron35 says:

    lovin the cements, olympics, and the space jam vs flints!

  8. C’mon dude. Red and green kicks with an orange uni? Stop forcin’ the issue.