The wait is finally over, as we now know what the Oklahoma Sooners will be wearing on the basketball court following the move to Jordan Brand.
In many ways, the men’s uniforms are similar to the old ones, but one glaring difference is the inclusion of the Sooner Born font, which is seen on the current football uniforms and across all sports. Additionally, you will notice trim surrounding the arm holes as well as mesh ventilation over the chest area. Both the men’s and women’s uniforms now include the wagon wheel logo (which I love) on the waistline, which was previously only a feature on the men’s unis. The men’s uniforms continue to include the two stripes down the sides of the jerseys and pants, which I don’t particularly love.
Sooners new Jordan Brand basketball uniforms feature a similar design to the previous uniforms but feature the new Sooner Born font and arm hole trim. pic.twitter.com/1hPro0ckhT— Sooner Tracker (@SoonerTracker) October 3, 2018
One major positive is that the “aerographic” design on the back of the men’s jersey is now gone. I don’t know who originally came up with that idea several years ago, but it was a bad one and I’m glad it’s no longer around.
Sooners also using the new Sooner Born font for the NOB. Which feels kind of feels awkwardly large when compared to the small lettering on the front of the jersey. pic.twitter.com/0F1FdcMWKl— Sooner Tracker (@SoonerTracker) October 3, 2018
Finally, the team is outfitted with at least three different pairs of Jordans — Air Jordan XXXIII, Jordan Super.Fly MVP and Jordan CP3 XI.
Overall, this looks like a slight upgrade in the uniform department and a decent upgrade in the shoe game — if even for brand alone. What I’m really interested to see is whether or not the teams unveil an alternate or two at a later date. An 80s throwback for the men would be pretty dope, especially when considering that Michael Jordan was a friend of Wayman Tisdale. Perhaps call them “The Waymans” or “The Tisdales”?