The Tarkanian Classic brings the best high school basketball teams and players in the country to Las Vegas to showcase their skills. It’s also an opportunity for elite athletes to show off their hottest kicks. Basketball combines skill and style more than any other sport. You look good, you feel good, you play great. Here’s what the country’s top athletes were sporting at the Tarkanian Classic.

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Pre-Game

It doesn’t matter if you dress up before the game or dress down with a sweat suit for comfort. For most hoopers, it’s all about the shoes.  The latest Jordan Retros seem to be the most sought-after addition to a player’s pre-game look by far. Recent releases like the Retro 11 ‘Space Jam,’ Retro 3 ‘True Blue,’ and various Retro 12s were the most common at the Tarkanian Classic. You can find a fresh new pair of Jordan Retros to rock during pre-game here.

There are plenty of other options. The Yeezys are a rare commodity, but always a hit. Casual shoes with simple styles are common go-to options, like the adidas Originals Stan Smith, Nike Huarache, and Nike Air Max.

Game Time

When game time rolls around, it’s time to bring your “A” game. Functionality is key, but nobody wants to sacrifice their style. Let’s break it down by brand here.

Nike – For top-level guards, a common choice at the Tarkanian Classic was the Kobe 11 and Kyrie 2. Young athletes model their game after these superstars, so it’s only natural to take some style tips from them as well. Swingmen and post-players tend to do the same, choosing the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 and KD 9 as their on-court favorites.