19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.
The 1987-88 Iowa State Cyclones climbed the AP Poll after starting the season 16-2. Led by senior All-American Jeff Grayer and senior running mate Lafester Rhodes the Cyclones were ranked as high as #10 in the country. A mid season losing streak couldn't keep Johnny Orr's club from finishing 20-12 and making another NCAA Tournament.
Grayer would finish his career at Iowa State with 3 All Big-8 First Team selections, 4 straight All Defensive team selections, was a member of 3 NCAA teams, and left ISU as the 4th all-time leading scorer in conference history.
"He's simply the most complete player I've ever coached."