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A “Pick3” Twitter survey could be more than just quarantine fun.

Boston College v Georgetown Hoyas Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Georgetown Basketball Twitter account is joining in the quarantine survey-like fun to see which jerseys we the fans like from the following nine former/retro jerseys.

Perhaps this is no more than a fun exercise, but the data could be useful if Georgetown and Nike/Jordan Brand could take some time to design something classic and cool.

Maybe voting can change your life for the better?

A little background and a better look may be helpful, too. Here are the options:

1. 2002-05 Home White

Seton Hall Pirates v Georgetown Hoyas Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

“Ashanti Cook #0 of the Georgetown Hoyas handles the ball against the Seton Hall Pirates during round one of the Big East Men’s Basketball Championship on March 9, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.”

These jerseys were pretty sweet when rolled out with Mike Sweetney and the gang in 2002, but stuck around for several seasons.

Fun fact: Ashanti Cook, now an actor, is a consultant for Space Jame 2 and was recently seen in my favorite show “Better Call Saul.”

2. 2013-14 Black Kente

Georgetown v Michigan State Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

“Jabril Trawick #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas goes for a jam during a college basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans on February 1, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The Hoyas won 64-60.”

3. Home Gray 1994-96 (a.k.a. “Iverson Era Kente”)

Allen Iverson...

Can’t we just bring these out twice a year for GRAY OUT games?

4. 2018-2020 Away Tidal Blue

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Xavier Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

“Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing talks to center Qudus Wahab (34) during the first half against the Xavier Musketeers at the Cintas Center. Xavier won 66-57. Credit: Frank Victores”

There are a lot of opinions about this teal jersey. Many fans think it’s a jinx. Ewing says it reminds him of his freshman year (image #9). And Jagan Mosely said it’s his favorite. My biggest issue with this is the inconsistency of how the color appears on different screens. It looks fantastic on some photos and then looks green on some broadcasts. There’s a nice teal color out there that Nike needs to find for a third jersey.

5. 2013-2016 Away Navy

Georgetown v Seton Hall Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

L.J. Peak #0 of the Georgetown Hoyas dribbles up court during a college basketball game against the Seton Hall Pirates at the Prudential Center on February 10, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Hoyas won 86-67.”

6. 2006-07 Away Navy

North Carolina Tar Heels v Georgetown Hoyas

This jersey has more meaning than looks. However this is not a bad base if you throw some kente on it.

7. 2016-2019 Home Gray

Xavier v Georgetown Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Rodney Pryor #23 of the Georgetown Hoyas runs up court during a college basketball game against the Xavier Musketeers at the Verizon Center on December 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Musketeers won 81-76.”

A strong effort for a new era of kente, this was dropped as the home jersey this past season in favor of the white jersey (yikes) and the throwback that has been used for the past 5+ seasons. It’s cool, but time for a change.

8. 2015-2020 Home Gray Throwback

St. John’s v Georgetown Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

9. 1981-82 Away Blue

Michael Jordan Blocking Sleepy Floyd’s Throw Photo by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Sleepy Floyd getting fouled by notorious hack Michael Jordan during the 1982 championship game.

This is the “inspiration” for the tidal blue throwbacks. I feel like it’s a nicer blue, but photo and TV quality of the 80s make it hard to tell.

Others:

Hampton v Gtown X Sweetney

Home, Mike Sweetney circa March 2001.

Georgetown Hoyas v Connecticut Huskies Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Away Tidal Blue circa 2002-05 - “Rudy Gay #22 of the Connecticut Huskies drives the ball against Jeff Green #32 and Brandon Bowman #1 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the quaterfinal round of the Big East Men’s Basketball Championship on March 10, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.”

Robert Morris v Georgetown

Home (Alternate?) circa 2014.

NCAA Men’s Basketball - Georgetown vs South Florida - March 4, 2006 Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

Away Blue 2005-06 — “Georgetown’s Jonathan Wallace looks to drive the lane in Saturday night’s game against South Florida at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida on March 4, 2006.”

Jahidi White

Jahidi White circa 1998

Kevin Braswell #3...

Kevin Braswell circa 2000.

Ruben Boumtje Boumtje #44

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje circa 2000.

Connecticut v Georgetown Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Nope circa 2011.

Georgetown v Syracuse Photo by Marc Squire/Getty Images

Big collars, kente on back/sides circa 2007-09 - “Greg Monroe #10 and Henry Sims #30 of the Georgetown Hoyas talk during a timeout during the game against the Syracuse Orange on February 14, 2009 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.”

West Virginia v Georgetown Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images

Roy Hibbert #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas reacts after a play against the West Virginia Mountaineers during day three of the 2008 Big East Men’s Basketball Championship at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2008 in New York City.”

OTHELLA HARRINGTON

Otherlla Harrington circa 1996 (Iverson Era Kente, Away).

Georgetown Hoyas v St. John’s Red Men Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

“Alonzo Mourning #33 of the Georgetown Hoyas posts up against St. John’s Red Men circa 1989 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.”

Georgetown Hoyas v Pittsburgh Panthers Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

“Center Patrick Ewing #33 of the Georgetown University Hoyas reaches for the ball during a Big East college basketball game against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on January 28, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Hoyas defeated the Pitt Panthers 63-52.”

BONUS CAMOU:

Navy-Marine Corps Classic - Georgetown v Florida Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Greg Whittington #2 of the Georgetown Hoyas drives on Michael Frazier II #20 of the Florida Gators during the Navy-Marine Corps Classic aboard the USS Bataan at Mayport Naval Air Station on November 9, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.”

BASKET-KOR-USA-MILITARY Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images

“Georgetown Hoyas’ Joshua Smith (C) dunks the ball against Oregon Ducks’ Richard Amardi (R) during the Armed Forces Classic of the US college basketball between Oregon and Georgetown at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, 70 km south of Seoul, on November 9, 2013. The Armed Forces Classic, ESPNs newest basketball event, is poised to bring premier college basketball games to the US troops, wherever they are stationed, around the world.”

Georgetown v Cincinnati Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

“D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera #4, Otto Porter Jr. #22 and Nate Lubick #34 of the Georgetown Hoyas look on against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the game at Fifth Third Arena on February 15, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Georgetown won 62-55.”