As part of their ongoing partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Mitchell & Ness has released the 1989-90 Larry Johnson UNLV NCAA authentic jersey and shorts, which marks the first time the nostalgia brand has produced authentic NCAA basketball uniforms.
The jersey has a heavyweight dazzle body with a knit rib at the neck and armholes. Two-color screen printed front logo and numbers, with a one-color screen printed name on back. The shorts are also heavyweight dazzle with knit rib at the waistband. The Year ID is embroidered into the back of the waistband.
Johnson, who played professionally for the Charlotte Hornets and the New York Knicks, passed up being a first-round selection in the 1989 NBA Draft to play under legendary UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian during the1989-1990 season.. He was named Big West Player of the Year and helped UNLV reach the 1990 NCAA D1 National Championship Game against the Duke Blue Devils.