Along with being accepted as a part of the NCAA All-American First Team, Michael Jordan won both the John R. Wooden and Naismith College Player of the Year awards back in 1984. He was studying at the University of North Carolina at the time and temporarily dropped out due to entering the John R. Wooden College. However, Michael Jordan ended up graduating two years later, returning and earning a degree in geography. The Air Jordan 11 colorway, formerly known as “Blackout” and “Prom Night,” draws inspiration from MJ’s journey through college to the NBA. Officially dubbed “Cap & Gown,” it will be among this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018.
It was back in 1981 when Michael Jordan joined the University of North Carolina and he quickly rose through the ranks within the university’s basketball team, the Tar Heels. A year later, Michael Jordan scored the final basketball in the 1982 NCAA Division I Final game, helping the Tar Heels win the championship. Michael Jordan was also a part of the 1984 United States men’s Olympic basketball team that won the championship that year. Eventually, Michael Jordan joined the NBA after his junior year, embarking on his illustrious professional basketball career, and returned in 1985 to complete his bachelor’s degree in geography and graduate.
In addition to “Blackout” and “Prom Night,” the Air Jordan 11 colorway featured here has also been referred to as “Tuxedo.” However, it is obvious that graduation is the theme behind this “Cap & Gown” iteration and it has been designed so that sneakerheads may lace up in their pair for formal events. In fact, upcoming high-school graduates from specific schools across the United States who use the Nike SNKRS app received early access to the sneaker. Officially, the Air Jordan 11 “Cap & Gown” will be joining this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018 on May 26th and will retail at a price of $250.
Air Jordan 11 “Cap & Gown”
Release Date: May 26th, 2018
378037-005 | $250