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The Style Archive -- the definitive museum of college hoops style -- is back for its third season. We already have 107 exhibits on display from the past two seasons, and will be unveiling new batches on a regular basis here In The Paint. Enjoy ...

Syracuse Fans 1. Sideshow de Souza
Luciano de Souza, 6-7 forward, Jr., Idaho
Classification: Hair Explosion
Spotted: Nov. 16 at Michigan State
Notes: De Souza was born in Mateo, Brazil, and has the same name as a famed Brazilian midfielder. The hoops Luciano was initially supposed to attend San Diego, where his hair would have been less conspicuous.
Syracuse Fans 2. Mouthpiece Storage
Kahiem Seawright, 6-8 forward, Sr., Rhode Island
Classification: Free-throw Habit
Spotted: Nov. 16 at Duke
Notes: Seawright has the curious habit of removing his mouthpiece and sticking it in his headband before shooting from the charity stripe. This creates the illusion of wearing a bandana, which NCAA rules don't allow.
Syracuse Fans 3. Sleeves!
Tony Crocker, 6-6 guard, Jr., Oklahoma
Classification: Extreme undershirt
Spotted: Dec. 26 vs. UAB
Notes: Perhaps there was a chill in the Garden on Thanksgiving Eve, when Crocker -- who's normally a short-sleever -- went with this get-up in the NIT. He may be the only long-sleever in Style Archive history.
Syracuse Fans 4. Mach-G
Gerald Henderson, 6-4 guard/forward, Jr., Duke
Classification: Hair Liberation
Spotted: Nov. 21 vs. Michigan
Notes: Henderson was, well, receding a bit last season, and opted to go with a more streamlined look as a junior. We believe that Grant Hill followed a similar hair path, so perhaps this is an ode to the last great Duke wing.
Syracuse Fans 5. D-Shirted
Marcus Landry, 6-7 forward, Sr., Wisconsin
Classification: Hair Liberation
Spotted: Dec. 1 at Virginia Tech
Notes: This is the year of the shaved head. First Henderson, then Landry, and even UK's Patrick Patterson bailed on his brief afro experiment. We personally liked Landry's old look, but this does accentuate his goggles.

Want to nominate someone for the Style Archive, and get credit for it on SI.com? Send an e-mail to hooparchive AT gmail.com. Photos are greatly appreciated.

Check back next week In The Paint for another edition of the Style Archive.

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