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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Golden Grizzlies have style

Oakland coach Greg Kampe, seen here talking to guard Reggie Hamilton earlier this season, was mentioned in a Sports Illustrated fashion gallery for his improved wardrobe. Photo courtesy of Dan Fenner
Oakland coach Greg Kampe has made a concerted effort this season to step up his wardrobe game on the sidelines. He's gotten plenty of notice from media types, myself included, quick with the cellphone. Last season, Oakland introduced the gray alternate jerseys. This season, Kampe debuted the gray suit for the nationally-televised game against Tennessee from the O'rena in late-November. That landed him in Sports Illustrated Style Archive.
"It seems like every Nike or Jordan team now has a grey option — but Kampe is the only coach, to our knowledge, that has matched his gameday suit with his team's jersey hue."
Kampe previously made the list for his sweater vests and was joined by former Oakland standout Will Hudson for his "Madison State of Mind" shoulder tattoo last season. 
Kampe wasn't alone again this year, as Laval Lucas-Perry made the gallery for his "drapes," or especially long shorts. Having shorts deemed long, even by basketball standards, is certainly an accomplishment. 
"Hoop shorts have been trending longer, and larger, for quite some time, but Perry's trunks take it to an absurd level" the report said. "They appear to be constructed of enough drift fabric to make two jersey tops, an arm sleeve, a headband, and a new vest for coach Greg Kampe."
The Grizzlies' shorts do appear especially baggy, but it appears in that particular photo, Lucas-Perry was wearing long socks, leaving none of his legs exposed.

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