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Without further ado, the Archive (latest update Dec. 3; full Archive can be found here):
Air Es Salaam Hasheem Thabeet, 7-3 center, Soph., UConn Classification: NikeID customized kicks Spotted: Nov. 15 vs. Gardner-Webb Notes: The Dar Es Salaam-born Thabeet sported these custom, 25th-anniversary Air Force Ones during the opening game of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic at Madison Square Garden, but ditched them for the finale.
The Bron"X" Gavin Grant, 6-8 forward, Sr., N.C. State Classification: Arms Sign Spotted: Nov. 25 vs. Villanova Notes: Grant, a Bronx native, flashed this on ESPN immediately after hitting the game-winning free throw against 'Nova in the Old Spice Classic final. Of the home-town shout-out, Grant said, "Loyalty is priceless."
American Made Joey Dorsey, 6-9 forward, Sr., Memphis Classification: Team USA socks Spotted: Nov. 16 vs. UConn Notes: Dorsey made the U.S. Pan American Games team this summer, playing in Brazil on Jay Wright's fifth-place squad. And apparently Joey likes the U.S. socks ... because he's still wearing them.
High-Fashion Rec-Specs Alfred Aboya, 6-8 forward, Jr., UCLA Classification: Protective Eyewear Spotted: Dec. 2 vs. Texas Notes: Aboya fractured an orbital bone below his right eye in a game against Yale on Nov. 24, but didn't miss a game with the injury. He returned sporting a pair of goggles that would earn Mystery's approval.
Trajan Invasion Kansas Jayhawks Classification: Jersey font change Spotted: Nov. 25 vs. Arizona Notes: KU paid what Brandon Rush called "a pretty penny" -- $88,900, to be exact -- to switch its classic jersey font to Trajan this offseason. This spawned at KU fan to launch a "Trajan Sucks" Web site.