Though they have been already wearing “Pearl” warmup shirts since January, with their upcoming game this Saturday against former (and that is quite unfortunate) Big East Rival, Georgetown, they will debut sneakers that pay further homage to one of their own.
New kicks for Saturday 💯
— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) December 13, 2016
The Orange’s shoes will have “31 Pearl” on the tongue in tribute to Syracuse legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington who balled for Syracuse from 1983-86 and his game help put Big East basketball on the map. Washington died in April of this year at the age of 52.