The Washington Huskies showed off their new basketball uniforms today, a day before heading to preseason camp at St. Martin's in Lacey.
They look pretty traditional from the front. However, there is some wavy striping on the side of the pants and back of the jersey, and a thick shoulder strip, and a thin gold stripe on the back between the player's name and number. And they are a sort of weave material –- sort of like a runner's shirt – not the shiny stuff they've worn in the past. That is apparently for comfort, drawing moisture away from the body. (That's freshman Matthew Bryan-Amaning in the purple and Tim Morris in the white.)
As in the past, there will be white, purple and gold versions. Some players were hoping for a black alternate, but that didn't happen.
A few player reactions:
Venoy Overton: They're great. They nice. I wish we could have got black, but these are cool.
Joel Smith: You can't knock them. They're new. You've got to have some new stuff sometime. Hopefully, they'll make us a little more exciting.
Joe Wolfinger: Some people say they kind of look like girl uniforms. They're comfortable. It's cool.