Brandon Ingram: On The Rise

Brandon Ingram: On The Rise

As the No. 2 pick in the draft, Brandon Ingram is one of the most recognizable rookies in the league, and perhaps Los Angeles’ next superstar, but just a few short years ago he was like any other young athlete: a relatively unknown player trying to make a name for himself.

Ingram’s story starts in the basketball-crazy town of Kinston, North Carolina, the hometown of NBA players like Reggie Bullock and Jerry Stackhouse. It didn’t take long for basketball to become Ingram’s obsession and he quickly found himself spending long nights in the gym with his dad and brother.

His talent was undeniable, but it wasn’t until he began playing extensively on the AAU circuit that his career really took off. Ingram began working with his idol, Jerry Stackhouse, forming a bond that remains strong to this day. Eventually, Ingram joined Stackhouse’s AAU team, Stackhouse Elite, and his career exploded.

Jordan – Carolina Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt

Jordan – Carolina Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt

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Continuing to prove the world’s greatest game can’t be stopped, the Jordan Brand has joined Nike’s successful “Basketball Never Stops” campaign with this all new University of North Carolina Tar Heels t-shirt supporting the movement.

Honoring MJ’s alma-mater and one of the most talented college basketball teams in the nation, the UNC “Basketball Never Stops” t-shirt matches a variety of Tar Heels-inspired Jordan Basketball shoes. Constructed of 100% cotton, the tee arrives at Eastbay with a university blue build, while the famous phrase and iconic Jumpman logo work in white.

The University of North Carolina “Basketball Never Stops” t-shirt is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

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Jordan 25th Anniversary North Carolina Uniforms

Jordan 25th Anniversary North Carolina Uniforms

words_Nick Engvall

It’s almost unbelievable the impact Michael Jordan had on the NBA and the sneaker industry, and the impact he has had on his alma mater might still be the biggest he’s made. The North Carolina basketball program has always been competitive, in fact the team went undefeated and won a national championship in 1957. However, since Michael hit the game winning shot for the NCAA title in 1982, the team has went on to win three more national titles along with dozens of ACC titles.

In addition to Michael’s impact on the court, Jordan Brand has been a partner of the University of North Carolina for a number of years. As the brand celebrates 25 years, they’ve created a collection of  special silver anniversary shoes and apparel. Adding to this year’s growing collection of anniversary product are the Jordan 25th Anniversary North Carolina Uniforms. The Tarheels wore these during their short appearance in the ACC tournament, and now the designs are available through Eastbay. Despite coming off of a championship last season, their season this year has been disappointing. Like Michael did many times before in his successful career, the Tarheels will bounce back, and dedicated fans will want to add this 25th Anniversary Uniform to the collection.

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