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2/20/2007 03:22:00 PM
Style Archive Update No. 4
This is the fourth expansion of The Style Archive, which opened on Dec. 4, 2006, and has grown to 34 exhibits. It's a blog-museum college hoops style -- everything from hairdos, to flair, to YouTube-worthy moves. The eight new inductees appear below, and the complete Archive can be found here.
(Readers are encouraged to make archive nominations either in the blog comments or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be credited on the site for any successful suggestions.)
>> Feb. 23 Exhibits <<
The Kill Bill Dominic James, 5-11 guard, Soph., Marquette Classification: Golden overdose Submitted: by an anonymous reader (take credit in the comments!) Notes: James periodically goes on a color-coordination binge, matching his arm sleeve and high socks with his gold jersey. He actually wears two arm sleeves, with the base layer handed down from Allen Iverson.
Over-Earband Lorenzo Mata, 6-9 center, Jr., UCLA Classification: Headband/earwarmer Spotted: Feb. 10 at West Virginia by the blog Notes: Mata has been wearing his headband like this for a long time -- it's even over his ears in his official UCLA pic. He was not wearing it poolside in his most famous image, though.
The Chicago Shave Julian Wright and Sherron Collins, Kansas Classification: Shaved-in hair design Submitted by: Reader Dustin Fox Notes: KU's Chicago duo had matching patterns in the front-right portion of their close-cropped 'dos in late January. KU readers: If you have any more information on the design's significance, leave it in the comments.
Dirk's Doppelganger Kyle Wilson, 6-8 forward, Sr., Wichita State Classification: The Nowitzki look Spotted: Jan. 30 at Northern Iowa by the Blog Notes: Wilson grew up in Dallas, not Germany, but bears a strong resemblance to the Mavs' MVP candidate. Also, like Dirk, Wilson is his team's tallest starter, top scorer and highest-percentage three-point shooter.
The .44 Special Sean Singletary, 6-0 guard, Jr., Virginia Classification: Absurd, reclining game-winner Submitted: by a UVa alum in Duke grad school Notes: Singletary's one-handed, one-footed, horizontal shot to beat Duke on Feb. 1 might go down as the YouTube clip of the year in college hoops -- and will surely be the season's coolest clutch shot.
The '90s Bowl Lawrence Hill, 6-8 forward, Soph., Stanford Classification: Classic bowl-shave 'do Submitted: by Gonzaga alum Lawrence Cenotto Notes: Hill, who's stepped up as a sophomore to become the Cardinal's leading scorer (at 16.1 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg), is rocking a look from the early part of the Mike Montogmery Era.
PR Stunt A.D. Vassallo, 6-6 G/F, Fr., Virginia Tech Classification: Head-shave abbreviation Submitted: by VT student Gregory Bringhurst Notes: Vassallo, whose father was a 17-year star in the Puerto Rican pro league, shaved an homage to his homeland in the back of his head. A.D. has played for Puerto Rico's Under-21 national team.
Flow It, Show It John Pelphrey, head coach, Southern Alabama Classification: Grown-out sideline 'do Submitted: by reader Rick G. Notes: Former UK guard Pelphrey sported a standard, shorter cut during the Jags' NCAA tournament trip in March 2006, but has since grown out his (Goldi)locks -- and appears to have cut about 5-10 years off of his age.
You credit Julian Wright and Sherron Collins for the "Chicago Shave"-- let it be known that Kammron Taylor of Wisconsin has had a similar design all season. I know his is unmatched, but I'd never seen it anywhere prior to noticing him sporting it at UW's game against Mercer back in Nov.
It took you this long to see the Kyle Wilson/Dirk Nowitzki resemblance? Sheesh, it's not like he hasn't looked like that since he first started at Illinois... (And yes, Wilson did idolize Dirk--old story)