Though we may not get to see any pro Basketball this year, there is some great College Hoops action going on now which includes tonight’s tip-off of the Maui Invitational. To celebrate the Maui invitational, adidas has created a team/tournament exclusive collection which features a shooting jersey, sneakers (Crazy Light, Crazy 8, an the X-Hale), and accessories. The collection is done in Blue and is inspired by Maui’s tropical waters with artwork done by local artist, Che Pilago of Moku Nui. The pieces will be worn by adidas school’s including Kansas, Michigan, UCLA,
Tennessee and host school Chaminade.
You can check out the collection during the Maui Invitational.
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Maui Invitational championship play kicks off tonight with top schools including Kansas, Michigan, UCLA and Tennessee facing early season tests. To celebrate, adidas created a line of Hawaiian inspired, sharp blue basketball gear that pays homage to Maui’s tropical waters.
adidas worked closely with local artist Che Pilago of Moku Nui apparel to create a Hawaiian inspired contemporary logo for the Maui edition college exclusive shooting
shirts. At the center of the graphic represents Ku, the Hawaiian God of war, also connecting to an athlete warrior mindset. Above Ku, the parallel half circles signify striving and pushing to achieve one’s goals, while the braided ropes on either side represent teamwork and unity. The overall triangle design represents gaining strength from the islands. Overall, this contemporary adaptation honors the Hawaiian roots of the Maui Invitational.
Players will lace up sharp blue versions of the adiZero Crazy Light, the lightest basketball shoe ever, and the iconic Crazy 8 basketball shoe. Players and coaches will also wear the sharp blue adidas X-Hale Low training shoe.
Maui apparel will be worn exclusively by Kansas, Michigan, UCLA, Tennessee and host school Chaminade throughout the ten-day tournament.