College Kicks on Court Classic // Air Jordans 1-10 in NCAA Play

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As the amateur athletes begin to get their kicks ready for tonight’s action, we’ve decided to unveil another week of stellar College Kicks On Court Classic features as this week we’ll chronicle notable hoopers of years past that have worn Air Jordan silhouettes.

Starting from 1 through 10, the list is vast and the amount of All-American nods is reaching darn near infinite levels as well, as Air Jordans have been a staple of American hoops culture for three decades now. To see for yourself, scroll through the pages below to enjoy.

Air Jordan 1

Patrick Christopher in the Air Jordan 1 “New Love” (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images via Zimbio)
Draymond Green in the Air Jordan 1 "Celtics"
Draymond Green in the Air Jordan 1 “Celtics/60+”
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Shannon Scott in the Air Jordan 1 Mid
Andrew Andrews in the Air Jordan 1 Black/Gold
Andrew Andrews in the Air Jordan 1 Black/Gold (photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images via Zimbio)
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Alandise Harris in the Air Jordan 1 Mid

Notable Players: Patrick Christopher, Draymond Green, Shannon Scott, Andrew Andrews and Alandise Harris
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 1 “Celtics,” Air Jordan 1 Mid White/Red, Air Jordan 1 Black/Gold and Air Jordan 1 Mid White/White

The Air Jordan 1 may arguably be the toughest silhouette to hit the court within the Air Jordan lineage due to its minimal structure and rigidity. However, some brave souls have looked to stunt in the Air Jordan 1, specifically the Mids that released within 2014. Those players included the likes of Ohio State’s Shannon Scott and Arkansas’ Alandise Harris.

Although the Air Jordan 1 would kickoff the lineage, it ranks low within the amount of exposure with “on-court” action.

Air Jordan 2

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Devin Booker in the Just Don x Air Jordan 2
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D’Angelo Russell in the Air Jordan 2 White/Red
Tyler Ulis in the Just Don x Air Jordan 2
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Shabazz Napier in the Air Jordan 2 “University Blue”
Kemba Walker in the Air Jordan 2 “Candy Pack”

Notable Players: Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Kemba Walker and D’Angelo Russell
Notable Makeups: Just Don x Air Jordan 2, Air Jordan 2 “Candy Pack”, Air Jordan 2 “UNC”

There arguably hasn’t been a more noteworthy appearance on College KOC than when the freshman duo of Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker sported the recently released Just Don x Air Jordan 2. Coinciding with their “Kentucky Blue” road uniforms, this duo sported them against SEC foe, the Florida Gators.

Furthermore, Booker would bring them out once again during the Final Four.

Air Jordan 3

Salim Stoudamire in the Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement
Salim Stoudamire in the Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement (photo via Tuscon.com)
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Stanley Johnson’s Custom Air Jordan 3
Taliek Brown in the Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”
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Dexter Strickland in the Air Jordan 3 White/Cement
Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 3 "BHM"
Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 3 “BHM” (photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images via Zimbio)

Notable Player(s): Dexter Strickland, Salim Stoudamire, Stanley Johnson, Isaiah Thomas
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 3 “True Blue,” Air Jordan 3 White/Cement, Air Jordan 3 Custom, Air Jordan 3 “BHM”

The Air Jordan 3 is an iconic silhouette due to its universal appeal and eclectic construction with “elephant print” combing the toe box and heel counters, respectively. Its finest moment within the collegiate ranks came in the form of a “commitment” as former Arizona Wildcat and current Detroit Piston Stanley Johnson announced his decision to attend UA with a pair of custom Air Jordan 3s.

In addition, the black and cement iteration of the Air Jordan 3 was donned by stealthy left hander Salim Stoudamire during the Pac-10 tournament of years past.

Air Jordan 4

Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 4 "Pure Money"
Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money” (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images via Zimbio)
Terrence Ross in the Air Jordan 4 "Tour Yellow"
Terrence Ross in the Air Jordan 4 “Tour Yellow”
Mar 22, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Wichita State Shockers guard Tekele Cotton (32) dribbles against the Kansas Jayhawks in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Wichita State defeated Kansas 78-65. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Tekele Cotton in the Air Jordan 4 “Oreo”
Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 4 "Black Cat"
Isaiah Thomas in the Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images via Zimbio)
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Marcus Jordan in the in the Air Jordan 4 White/Cement

Notable Players: Marcus Jordan, Isaiah Thomas, Tony Wroten, Tekele Cotton
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 4 White/Cement, Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat,” Air Jordan 4 “Tour Yellow”

During the 2012-2013 season, the Air Jordan 4 was the go-to model of that campaign due to the “then” recent release of the Air Jordan 4 White/Cement. Worn by future NBA first round picks Tony Wroten and Shabazz Napier, MJ’s son himself, Marcus Jordan also wore the model in question as well.

Also, current NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas wore the 2006 Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” during the Pac-12 Tournament back in 2011.

Air Jordan 5

Tony Wroten in the Air Jordan 5 "Grape"
Tony Wroten in the Air Jordan 5 “Grape”
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Marcus Jordan in the “BIN” Air Jordan 5
Jason Gardner in the Air Jordan 5
Jason Gardner in the Air Jordan 5
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Tim Quarterman in the Air Jordan 5 Low “Alternate ’90”
Pat Christopher in the Air Jordan 5
Pat Christopher in the Air Jordan 5 Black/Metallic Silver

Notable Players: Marcus Jordan, Jason Gardner, Tony Wroten
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 5 “Bin 23,” Air Jordan 5 White/Silver-Fire Red, Air Jordan 5 “Grape”

Is it an unfair advantage for Michael Jordan to be your father when it comes to realm of “notable footwear?” You’re darn right it is. However, as my father told me once before: you can never hate the player, hate the game. And with Marcus Jordan arriving plenty of times within this fleet of notable players, his most recognizable gem might be the “BIN” Air Jordan 5.

Arriving in luxe black leather, this model is known for its white laces and rather simplistic scheme.

Air Jordan 6

Jordan Clarkson in the Air Jordan 6 "Oreo"
Jordan Clarkson in the Air Jordan 6 “Oreo”
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Aqeel Quinn in the Air Jordan 6 Black/Varsity Red
Chris Tapley in the Air Jordan 6 Low Black/Chrome
Terrence Ross in the Air Jordan 6 "Lakers" (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Terrence Ross in the Air Jordan 6 “Lakers” (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
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Joel James in a Custom Air Jordan 6

Notable Players: Jordan Clarkon, Aqeel Quinn, Chris Tapley and Joel James
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 6 Black/Varsity Red, Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome,” Air Jordan 6 Custom

Several UNC players have been known to sport custom Air Jordans during their time in Chapel Hill such as J.P. Tokoto and Joel James. The latter name brought out this UNC-specific custom of the Air Jordan 6 with tonal accents of “Carolina Blue” throughout the upper.

Also, we’ve witnessed the low-top model of the 6th Air Jordan signature make its way on the court when Chris Tapley brought it out against the Arizona Wildcats.

Air Jordan 7

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Kemba Walker in the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic”
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Jordan Clarkson in the Air Jordan 7 “Golden Moments”
Tim Quarterman in the Air Jordan 7 “Nothing But Net”
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Hasheem Thabeet in the Air Jordan 7 “Hare”
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Marcus Jordan in the “Bin 23” Air Jordan 7

Notable Players: Kemba Walker, Jordan Clarkson, Marcus Jordan, Hasheem Thabeet
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 7 “Hare,” Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” and Air Jordan 7 “Bin 23”

The Ari Jordan 7 may have easily been the most accessible Air Jordan of recent years, as a bevy of notable colorways have emerged at retailers. For starters, back in 2012 the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” would grace the shelves and 2015 witnessed the return of the “Hare” makeup and launch of the “Nothing But Net” colorway as well.

In the grand scheme of things, Marcus Jordan continued to dazzle with the “Bin 23” Air Jordan 7 he wore during a contest against the East Carolina Pirates.

Air Jordan 8

Salim Stoudamire in the Air Jordan 8 "Bugs Bunny"
Salim Stoudamire in the Air Jordan 8 “Bugs Bunny” (photo via Tucson.com)
Corey Brewer in the Air Jordan 8 “Chrome”
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Aqeel Quinn in the Air Jordan 8 “Playoff”
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Cleanthony Early in the Air Jordan 8 “Playoff”
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Andrew Harrison in the “Doernbecher” Air Jordan 8
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Michael Beasley in the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”

Notable Players: Michael Beasley, Corey Brewer, Andrew Harrison, Cleanthony Early
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 8 “Aqua,” Air Jordan 8 “Playoff,” Air Jordan 8 “Doernbecher”

Although Michael Beasley would have what some consider to be a “BUST” of an NBA career, his collegiate tenure at Kansas State was anything but as his double-double average had him in on Nasmith Watch his entire freshman season. During his only appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Beasley would sport the recently released Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” against the USC Trojans. Despite his efforts, the Wildcats would not advance far within the 2007 NCAA Men’s Tournament.

Nearly a decade later, Andrew Harrison of the Kentucky Wildcats would shock us all by rocking the “Doernbecher” Air Jordan 8 during a 2015 contest in Lexington.

Air Jordan 9

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Ryan Boatright in the Air Jordan 9 “French Blue”
Derrick Phelps in the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” (photo via Star News Online)
Caron Butler in the Air Jordan 9 White/Black-Red Carmelo Anthony in the Air Jordan 9 Low “Pearl” Carmelo Anthony in the Air Jordan 9 (photo by Manny Millan/Sports Illustrated) San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer in the Air Jordan 9 “Kilroy” Jeremy Hemsley in the Air Jordan 9 “Anthracite” San Diego State’s D’Erryl Williams in the Air Jordan 9 “Kilroy”

Notable Players: Carmelo Anthony, Ryan Boatright, Caron Butler
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 9 “Anthracite,” Air Jordan 9 “Kilroy,” Air Jordan 9 Low “Pearl”

Before Carmelo Anthony became a Jordan Brand member prior to his debut within the NBA, he captivated us all with the low top variation of the Air Jordan 9 and then hitting MSG in the mid cut Air Jordan 9.

The appearances of the Air Jordan 9 would involve three different decades ranging from Derrick Phelps to Ryan Boatright.

Air Jordan 10

Jerry Stackhouse in the Air Jordan 10 "Powder Blue"
Jerry Stackhouse in the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” (photo via Pinterest)
Raymond Felton in the Air Jordan 10 "Ice Blue"
Raymond Felton in the Air Jordan 10 “Ice Blue” (photo via Sole Collector)
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Cameron Wright in the Air Jordan 10 “Venom”
D'Angelo Russell in the Air Jordan 10 "Doernbecher"
D’Angelo Russell in the Air Jordan 10 “Doernbecher”
Anthony Davis in the Air Jordan 10 “Royal”

Notable Players: Jerry Stackhouse, Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell
Notable Makeups: Air Jordan 10 “Royal,” Air Jordan 10 “Doernbecher,” Air Jordan 10 “Ice Blue”

The Air Jordan 10 would be a popular makeup during NCAA title games, as several notable players have secured championships in the silhouette. For starters, Raymond Felton helped lead the 2005 North Carolina Tar Heels to a title in the “Ice Blue” Air Jordan 10 and nearly ten years later, Anthony Davis helped bring Coach Cal his first National Championship in the “Royal” makeup of the aforementioned silhouette.

Lastly, current Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell donned the “Doernbecher” Air Jordan 10.

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