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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 hoopstylesi@gmail.com, 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.

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.

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