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George Washington joins ‘cool court club’, redesigns home floor

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Recently, the big trend has been to redesign a team’s home court with a cool graphic. Florida International recently pulled it off with a beach theme, Long Beach State did the same a few years ago. Oregon seemed to be one of the originators (as Oregon can be with this sort of stuff).

Add George Washington to that list, with a slight twist on the subject.

The Colonials are heading into the 2013-14 season with what might be the best court in the nation, adding in some local flare to go with a small history lesson that is included in your basketball experience (don’t worry, you won’t be tested afterward).

GW Athletics Unveils New Floor Design at Charles E. Smith Center - gwsports.com/genrel/052013a… #RaiseHigh twitter.com/GW_Sports/stat…

— GW Sports (@GW_Sports) May 20, 2013


The program went with a combination Washington Monument/White House/Capitol Hill outline that stretches out from the sideline, accompanied by a few flag silhouettes along the outlines.

It’s a pretty awesome display that combines the history of the area — not to mention the school’s namesake — and a unique design that grabs attention. It’s no Oregon (I’m a sucker for the outdoors), but it’s definitely something to appreciate.

(Photo courtesy of George Washington Athletics Official Twitter Account.)

Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten