After six long seasons of the notoriously hated checkerboard uniforms, in which Kentucky had not advanced to a single Final Four while wearing, we finally have new uniforms. And who else but the reigning National Player of the Year, Oscar Tshiebwe, to model them for the Big Blue Nation.
Ever since Calipari got to Kentucky, it seemed like the Cats were getting new threads every season or two, making these new uniforms long overdue. Especially following a pair of disappointing seasons, including a 9-16 record and a first round tournament upset, Kentucky needs to return to the "gold standard", starting with a fresh and hype look. Kentucky has a throwback look, similar to that of the 2000's Cats lead by Tayshaun Prince, with the "KENTUCKY" text arching over the number. Most importantly, solid blue striping replaces the checkerboard on the sides of the jersey and shorts.
This is just the home white jersey, meaning it is fair to assume we could see the road blues soon. The Cats Coverage team has also heard that there may multiple alternate jerseys, including an all black jersey, similar to the ones we wore in the Bahamas. Following the six year period of checkerboards, it appears it may have been worth the wait.