For 11.11.11, Nike and Jordan will unveil their latest innovations in basketball apparel design through their Hyperelite uniforms. Worn for the first time by preseason No. 1 North Carolina and their opponents Michigan State University in the Carrier Classic, the new kits boast 80% recycled material in camouflage patterns honoring U.S. Servicemen and Women. The Army Combat Uniform pattern is used with special permission from the US military. You'll also note unique embellishments - including the employment of U.S.A instead of the traditional player last name.
Each jersey is made of 17 recycled bottles, with the total number of recycled plastics used for all Fall 2011 uniforms enough to divert enough waste from landfills to cover 10 basketball courts. Think of it as high tech meets environmentally friendly.
Watch the video below to here coaches Roy Williams and Tom Izzo discuss the Veterans Day uniforms.