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Ashton Hagans Changes Shoes During Games if he isn’t Playing his Best


Photo | Keyli Chisesi


Kentucky freshman guard Ashton Hagans is superstitious when it comes to the shoes he wears when the Wildcats take the basketball court. So superstitious that he always takes two pair to each game.


Everyone remembers the customized L’s down shoes Hagans planned to wear at Louisville. After a misunderstanding about the color of his leggings under his shorts, Hagans thought officials were forcing him to change shoes, so he did.


That’s not the first time Hagans has changed his choice. I’m sure very few people notice this but Hagans changed shoes midway through the first half in Tuesday’s win vs. South Carolina. Hagans started the game wearing the black self-lacing Nike Adapt BB shoes, but changed into a white pair after a few minutes.


Ashton Hagans changes shoes during games if he isn’t playing well. Photo: Keyli Chisesi


Hagans said on the “Behind Kentucky Basketball” podcast with TJ Beisner and Joel Justus that he changes shoes throughout the game if he feels out of sync.

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