Available: Converse Star Player EVO

Available: Converse Star Player EVO

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Based on the classic original Star Player worn by Julius Erving, we bring you a detailed look at the innovative Converse Star Player Evo. Updated with today’s technology from Converse, the Star Player Evo offers an ultra-breathable upper and an updated heel counter that provides maximum lockdown.

The best feature is perhaps Converse’s innovative Con-Tain Fit Technology, providing an all-around comfortable fit, no matter the foot shape, thanks to a nice allowance of memory foam. Colorways available from Eastbay include the always-popular red, white and blue combo, as well as a royal-based look and a grey-dominated makeup.

Available: Converse Star Player EVO

Available: Converse Star Player EVO

Converse Eastbay Classic 2010 Recap

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This past weekend the third Annual Converse Eastbay Classic took place in Milwaukee. Some of the state’s top athlete’s participated in the exhibition at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Many of the players took to the court in the Converse Star Player EVO, which was the highlight of the display set up by Eastbay and Converse to show some of the current basketball shoes, apparel and equipment. The final game of the night featured a halftime performance from the Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rocker Dunk Team as well as a special presentation from a local fan favorite. Larry Sanders, power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks (and reading expert in our Sneaker Watch Comedy Edition) was on hand to present awards to the winners of four JG Scholarship awards.

As for the real on-court action, in the girls matchup between Oak Creek and Hartland Arrowhead, Oak Creek’s Ashley Luke led her team to a 61-27 victory scoring 19 points. While 6’5″ senior Alex Cohen did the same Nicolet who defeated Mukwonago 65-43 in their game. In the most competitive game of the event, Waunakee barely slipped by Oconomowoc 58-54.

One of the most anticipated games of the event was between the top two ranked schools in the state. Coach Jim Gosz, founder of the JG scholarship fund, led second ranked Rufus King passed top ranked Madison Memorial. The Generals were led by Dominique Borom, who had 11 points as Rufus King won impressively 57-35.

The marquee matchup between Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee Hamilton seemed to draw in a good portion of the over 2,000 spectators in attendance. Nationally recruited J.P. Tokoto playing for Menomonee Falls and Elgin Cook playing for Hamilton even lured in at least a couple of scouts looking for future possibilities. In the end it was Elgin Cook who rose to the occasion and led his team to a 67-58 victory scoring 21 points and throwing down a couple of impressive dunks along the way.

Check out some of the images from the event below.

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Converse Star Player EVO Colorways

Converse Star Player EVO Colorways

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The World Basketball Festival has brought together fans and athletes from around the country to take part in a celebration of the sport and its culture. One of the companies that is taking part in the event is Converse, and it’s with perfect timing that they release the Converse Star Player EVO.

Team colorways that will work across a wide variety of team colors and country flags have been applied to the Star Player EVO. Whether you’re looking for something to represent your heritage or your favorite team, this Star Player EVO, with its deep roots in basketball history, is a viable option. With ties to the Star Player of the ’70s and worn by Julius Erving in its design, the EVO¬† version differs from the Converse Star Player with performance features like a breathable mesh upper, heel counter and lightweight EVA midsole. With classic style and performance features, it is as versatile as can be and should fit in nicely whether worn on the court or off.

Available now: Converse Star Player EVO

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