The Duke men’s basketball program unveiled a new alternate uniform ahead of Saturday night’s game against Wake Forest (8 p.m. on ACC Network).
The navy jersey follows the Blue Devils’ standard uniform design but features a gothic-style wordmark across the chest as a nod to the architecture on Duke’s west campus where Cameron Indoor Stadium is located. The shorts also prominently display a “Brotherhood” logo on the waistband, commemorating head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s four decades with the program.
“Nike has done an amazing job in creativity with our staff to come up with a number of different uniforms that have meaning,” Krzyzewski said in a press release. “Not just a meaning in playing for Duke, or how they look, but actual meaning. The uniform for this game, representing the Brotherhood, has amazing meaning. Starting with the guys from the ’80’s and ’90’s really, they’ve bonded. It’s about them. We’ve tried to do things to make sure that that bond is a great one, and one of them is to showcase this uniform.”
The Blue Devils now have five different uniforms in rotation this season, including their white home, royal blue road and black alternate sets, as well as a new gray jersey trimmed in gold as a tribute to Krzyzewski success with the USA Men’s Basketball National Team. And as the video above suggests, a sixth will be unveiled later this year.
Photo via @DukeMBB on Twitter.