The Jimmy V Classic is held each year to commemorate and honor former NC State head basketball coach Jim Valvano.
Valvano lead State to a National Championship in 1983 and probably is best remembered for his stirring speech at 1993 ESPY Awards, in which he famed the line “Don’t Ever Give Up” at the end.
Valvano succumbed to bone cancer shortly after that speech at the age of 47.
This years Jimmy V Classic will include the Wolfpack, UConn, Texas, and Georgetown.
NC State will wear tribute uniforms provided by Adidas, that have a net around the neck of the jersey, in tribute to the 83 Championship team.
On the back of the jersey won’t be names, but simply “Don’t Ever Give Up.”
Classy move by Adidas.
Photo courtesy of Lost Lettermen.