What were you doing when you were 18 years old?
For Carmelo Anthony, the answer would be leading the Syracuse Orange to its first and only National Championship in school history. The boys outlasted the Kansas Jayhawks in the final on this day, Apr. 7, 15 years ago. To commemorate the anniversary of this remarkable run, Jordan Brand is releasing a special make-up of the Air Jordan 9 inspired by the trophy
The shoe features woodgrain and metallic gold detailing directly pulled from the trophy. Melo's number '15' replaces the usual '23' embroidery on the heels.
According to Nike, this pair will hit the SNKRS app 'soon.' Keep it locked for details.
UPDATE (4/10): Nike confirms the Melo-inspired Air Jordan 9 will release Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. ET from SNKRS for $190.