Kentucky basketball is known for its traditional blue and white color scheme, but it just added a twist to its uniforms.

Check out UK’s new threads below. They contain a checkerboard pattern down the sides of the jerseys and shorts, and it’s certainly a spiced up look in comparison to years past.

Here's what Kentucky's home uniforms looked like last season:

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Kentucky has the inside track at an SEC championship in 2016-17, and its crop of star freshmen will be the first to don the new attire.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.