FIRST LOOK: Oregon & Georgetown basketball uniforms from Nike & Jordan for game in S. Korea pic.twitter.com/9RT2xWDggB— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 7, 2013
This is a really, really good look. You'll recall at last year's inaugural Armed Forces Classic how Connecticut and Michigan State wore uniforms with camouflage patterns, given how the teams are played on an American military base.
So that trend continues this year. Nike -- which sponsors both schools -- designed the threads. ESPN.com reports the backs of the jerseys will have "U.S.A." (Oregon's uniforms) and "RESPECT" (Georgetown's) in replace of players' last names.
The game tips off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Friday night. The teams will play at Army Garrison-Humphreys base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Local time for the tip? 10 a.m. Oregon, which is ranked No. 18 in the CBSSports.com preseason Top 25 (and one), will be without the services of two players. The school announced Tuesday that starting guard Dominic Artis and fellow sophomore Ben Carter did not make the trip to South Korea and are indefinitely suspended over the reported selling of basketball shoes.
The shoes were given to the players exclusively by Nike, and it's yet to be determined how much financial gain the players achieved by pawning off the rare sneakers on the open market.