words // Nick Engvall
For most NCAA athletes, playing in the NBA is not going to happen. So when it comes to big games in your college career, the conference tournaments – and if you’re so lucky, the NCAA Tournament – are the pinnacle of your competitive basketball career. With that being said, it seems some players have been saving their freshest kicks for the end of the season. On the other hand, some players like San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard and Syracuse’s Scoop Jardine have been wearing some impressive kicks all season.
For this special Conference Tournament edition of NCAA Watch we get a look at some teams that will have played their last game of the season by the time the week is over. While other teams, despite some having losing records, will go on to the NCAA Tournament with hopes of making something out of nothing.
Check out the photos below courtesy of Yahoo.
The Auburn Tigers wearing player exclusive Under Armour Basketball shoes.
Marcus Morris of Kansas in the adidas Crazy 8.
Kalin Lucas of Michigan State cuts through the defense in the Zoom Soldier IV.
Jordan Hamilton of Texas in the PE Zoom Kobe V.
Reggie Jackson of Boston College in a PE colorway of the UA Micro G Black Ice.
Jimmer Fredette of BYU shoots a technical in the Zoom Hyperfuse.
Kemba Walker of UCONN in the Jordan 6-17-23.
Durand Scott of the Miami Hurricanes in the PE Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Donte Smith wearing the Zoom Kobe VI USC colorway.
Tim Hardaway Jr. of Michigan in the adidas adiZero Rose.
John Shurna of Northwestern wearing a PE colorway of the adidas adiZero Rose.
Isaiah Thomas of Washington in the Jordan Retro 13 Playoffs.
Chris Warren of Ole Miss wearing the “For The Love of The Game” Jordan Retro 7.
Scoop Jardine of Syracuse wearing the Jordan Retro 11 from the Defining Moments Package.
Kemba Walker and UCONN in the Jordan 6-17-23 did away with Syracuse and Scoop Jardine, who switched to the Orange County Kobe VI for Friday’s game.
Kawhi Leonard in the Jordan Retro 3 defended by Josh Watkins in the adidas adiPURE.
UNLV’s Hey Reb mascot in . . .”custom” Nikes.
A closer look at Hey Reb’s “custom” Nikes.