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Senior guard Jeremy Hemsley is wearing the 2017 Nike N7 uniform. Senior guard Jeremy Hemsley is wearing the 2017 Nike N7 uniform.
 


SDSU Men’s Hoops to Wear Nike N7 Uniforms on Nov. 27

The gesture celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
By Go Aztecs
 

San Diego State University’s men’s basketball will wear turquoise Nike N7 uniforms during the Tuesday, Nov. 27, game against Jackson State University (JSU) to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The color turquoise represents harmony, friendship and fellowship for many Native American communities.

It is the 11th year of Nike’s N7 program and the eighth year the brand has created NCAA uniforms for the N7 program. Nike partners with nine men’s and six women’s collegiate basketball programs to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with N7 turquoise uniforms and other N7 apparel and footwear.

The 2018 Nike N7 Spirit of Protection collection encourages resilience against adversity, a message  inspired by rapper Taboo’s relationship with his Native American heritage. 

For their on-court shoes, the SDSU team will wear Jordan “Why Not?” Zero.1 Lows,  which feature a raised graphic pattern on the upper that models Native American beadwork.

San Diego is home to the greatest consolidation of tribal nations in the country, and the SDSU-Nike t N7 partnership represents the university's commitment to the education, health and wellness of indigenous communities. 
 
The SDSU campus resides on Kumeyaay land and is home to Viejas Arena, an American Indian Studies department and multiple research initiatives connected to Native American communities. Additionally, the Educational Opportunity Program’s Elymash Yuuchaap (EY) Indigenous Scholars and Leaders program at SDSU has created new opportunities for students to develop as leaders through the lens of their own identities.