?With our Nike Hyper Elite Platinum design, Nike is maintaining its long-standing obligations to our fans to not only produce the best on-court looks but also a design that makes use of the resources we already have.? – Phil Cook, Nike?s Brand Manager for Basketball.
Nike Basketball continues to supply its brand members and teams with cutting-edge, top-of-the-line performance sneakers and apparel. Today, the basketball sector of Nike officially unveiled the Hyper Elite Platinum basketball uniforms, which pay tribute to specific collegiate teams who have already reached elite status. This unparallelled uniform will be worn by nine of the nation?s top college basketball teams in select games during the 2012 season. College basketball teams include the University of Arizona, Baylor University (women?s), Duke University, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, UCONN (men?s and women?s) and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Nike’s Hyper Elite Platinum basketball jerseys are composed of at least 96% recycled polyester, while the shorts are completely comprised of 100% recycled polyester. Other distinctive attributes include laser-cut bonded logos, a sharp platinum design, breathable laser perforations on the shorts, a lightweight 4-way stretch woven design, a lightweight Nike Sphere fabric and a full Nike Aerographics graphic on the back of the jerseys. Nike Basketball also stated that these newly developed uniforms are five percent lighter than the previous Nike Hyper Elite uniforms.
The aforementioned teams will debut these jerseys during the games listed below.
UConn vs. Notre Dame (1/29)
Kentucky vs. Tennessee (1/31)
Duke vs. Maryland (2/11)
Baylor (women?s) vs. Texas A&M (2/11)
Florida vs. Tennessee (2/11)
Syracuse vs. USF (2/22)
Arizona vs. UCLA (2/25)
UConn (women?s) vs. Notre Dame (2/27)
UNC vs. Maryland (2/29).