The University of Kansas doesn't typically have to make many uniform changes, but the Andrew Wiggins era is apparently a special time.
Kansas' jerseys are iconic, and the white threads with the stripes running down the sides would be recognizable by any basketball fan even if the name of the school wasn't plastered across the front of the uniform. That's what makes it so surprising that things look a little different now, as you can see in the Instagram video from KU's official feed:
The trim on the neckline is gone, instead replaced by a chunk of blue on each shoulder. The stripes on the sides are nonexistent as well, but they're replaced by nothingness. As a result, the tops are just rather plain.
Simple and effective, but plain.
That said, the shorts are pretty sweet. There's a lot going on there, between the design on the sides and the Jayhawk that adorns the upper portion right next to the hip.
How do you feel about these uniforms?
I'm also a fan of the "KU" portion of the shorts that almost seems to be functioning as belt buckle. I really hope that's only there for aesthetic reasons, as shorts so loose they have to be held up by a belt during games would be a rather poor idea.
For those wondering, Wiggins is grounded and looking unenthused because the photo shoot was for GQ. Throughout the upcoming season, Jayhawks fans will get to see their star prospect spend far more time in the air with a smile on his face.
This may be the first look at the new uniform, but the expected No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft will do everything in his power to make sure it ends up playing a prominent part on a whole bunch of posters during his year in Lawrence.