Cal‘s Jordans and TaShawn Thomas‘ unreleased LeBron James PE highlight a wild weekend on college basketball’s sneaker scene. Jordan Brand’s West Coast representative notched the biggest upset of the season to date, handing top-ranked Arizona their first loss of the season. Taking a break from the recent push of Jordan Melo M10 PEs, Cal rocked retros and PEs for their resume win. Former McDonald’s All-American Jabari Bird laced the Air Jordan 11 “Concord”, while the Bear’s leading scorer Justin Cobbs hit the game-winning shot in the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs”. Unfortunately, the defeat wasn’t the only loss Arizona took, as third-leading scorer Brandon Ashley shelved his Nike Kobe 8 iDs for the first time all season and suffered a season-ending foot injury in the Air Jordan 2 “University Blue”. On a more positive note, Houston’s TaShawn Thomas donned a Nike LeBron 9 PE for the Cougar’s recent road trip that had previously only been spotted on LBJ’s feet. Elsewhere, Michigan State debuted their latest Nike KD VI PE, Louisville wore the latest adidas Crazy 97 retro, and the pink movement for Breast Cancer Awareness was led by the Nike Kobe VI “Kay Yow”.
Work your way through all of the following pages to get a full recap of the sneakers worn on the college basketball landscape around the country, which also included a wide array of rare Air Jordans and new NIKEiDs. Leave a comment in the feedback box with your winner of the weekend, and keep tuning into College Kicks On Court every Monday and Thursday on Nice Kicks.Justin Cobbs hits the game-winning shot over #1 Arizona in the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” Jabari Bird operates in the Air Jordan 11 “Concord”, while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson defends in a Nike Kobe 8 iD David Kravish in the Jordan CP3.VII “Cal” PE celebrates with Richard Solomon in a Nike KD VI PE Brandon Ashley suffers a season-ending foot injury in the Air Jordan 2 “University Blue” TaShawn Thomas eyes the rim in an unreleased Nike LeBron 9 PE TaShawn Thomas soars for the block in an unreleased Nike LeBron 9 PE