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Bobby Hurley  recently named men's basketball coach at Arizona State, waves as he is introduced during an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Phoenix. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP)

PHOTO: Arizona State gets new jerseys


Arizona State will be upgrading to new adidas uniforms this season, the school announced in a release late this week. While the tops for the jerseys are outlined in a classic Arizona State design, the shorts come with the new pitchfork logo, making for a nice contrast of styles.

The Sun Devils will also have home whites in this design and the team also gets custom adidas colorways of the Crazylight Boost 2015, D Lillard 1, DRose 6, and JWall 1 signature shoes.

Overall, a nice upgrade for Arizona State and this design is pretty easy to agree with. With former Sun Devil James Harden recently inking a $200 million deal with adidas, it’s probably a smart move for the company to make his school look fresh.

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Arizona State receives commitment from three-star center Jethro Tshisumpa

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For the second time since June, Arizona head coach Bobby Hurley has landed a 2016 recruit ranked in the Rivals150.

Jethro Tshisumpa, a 6-foot-9 center out of Mountain Mission School (Virginia), committed to the Sun Devils, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.

“Jethro Tshisumpa is a great addition for head coach Bobby Hurley and Arizona State because he’s an elite rim protector and rebounder in the 2016 class,” NBCSports.com recruiting insider Scott Phillips said. “While he’s still raw on the offensive end, Tshishumpa should help immediately on the defensive end. Hurley is off to a solid start on the recruiting trail with the Sun Devils.”

Tshishumpa joins Sam Cunliffe, a four-star shooting guard who became Hurley’s first commit in the Class of 2016 back in June. They will be joined by Shannon Evans, a transfer guard who will sit out a year after following Hurley from Buffalo to Arizona. Evans averaged 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game as a sophomore.

Tshisumpa is rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.

6-foot-6 wing becomes Arizona State’s first 2016 commitment

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With his roster for the 2015-16 season close to complete (there’s the Thon Maker recruitment to consider), first-year Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley has reeled in his first commitment in the Class of 2016.

Wednesday afternoon the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward Sam Cunliffe, a native of Seattle who will play his senior season at Rainier Beach HS. News of Cunliffe’s commitment was first reported by Scout.com. Cunliffe attended Bishop Blanchet last year, where he was a second team All-Metro selection by the Seattle Times.

“Sam has a lot of skills and can hit some shots,” NBC Sports recruiting insider Scott Phillips said of Cunliffe. “Arizona State is getting an uptempo wing who should fit in well with what Bobby Hurley is trying to accomplish.”

Cunliffe visited Arizona State last weekend following a good showing at the Pangos All-American Camp, and he also held offers from programs such as Colorado, Gonzaga, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Arizona State doesn’t lack for experience on the perimeter, with the majority of the players on this upcoming season’s roster having eligibility remaining beyond 2015-16. Small forward Savon Goodman will be a junior, as will junior college additions Torian Graham and Andre Spight, and three players (led by Tra Holder) entering their sophomore season.

Arizona State also has former Buffalo guard Shannon Evans on the perimeter, who will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season.