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Nike unveils new Hyper Elite road uniform that Wildcats will wear on Feb. 16 vs. UT

Staff report


When the UK men’s basketball team travels to Tennessee on Feb. 16 it will be wearing new uniforms.


On Tuesday, Nike unveiled the new Hyper Elite road uniforms for eight teams. UK will participate in the program along with Ohio State, North Carolina, Stanford, Georgetown, Duke, Texas and Connecticut.


The Hyper Elite road uniform UK will wear on Feb. 16. (Photo from Nike)

“The Nike Hyper Elite Road Jersey and Nike Hyper Elite Short offer lightweight performance through sustainable materials,” Nike writes in a news release. “The short is made of 100% recycled polyester while the jersey is made from at least 96% recycled polyester — an average of 22 recycled plastic bottles per uniform. A logo inspired by each team’s home court appears on the jersey’s center chest, a piece of “home away from home” to wear with pride. The back nameplate also features iconic references to the team’s mascot and home crowd.”


Additional features of the Nike Hyper Elite Road Jersey include:
— 3D-structured Dri-FIT fabric pulls sweat away to help reduce cling
— Slim cut reduces bulkiness
— Nike Aerographics construction provides lightweight ventilation
— Heat-transferred, sublimated lightweight twill logos, numbers and graphics


Additional features of the Nike Hyper Elite Road Short include:
— Laser-cut perforations increase ventilation
— Lightweight Dri-FIT stretch woven fabric moves with the player
— Waistband’s silicone elastic grips for a secure, comfortable fit. Engineered perforations enhance ventilation and comfort
— Unique sublimated pattern on the side panel


Teams will also wear the Nike Hyper Elite Tourney Warm-Up Hoody, which Nike says “offers functional tailoring for optimal mobility and performance fleece to help keep you warm and comfortable on your way to and from the game.”


Click on thumbnail to activate slideshow. Photos from UK Athletics


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