EA Sports held a contest for the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge Event. Contestants were given the opportunity of creating their own design for the jerseys in the event.
I had the winning design, chosen over the other 15,000 entries. Judges liked my approach of the design with the colors inspired by the city of Phoenix.
All contestants were limited to designing on EA Sports' online program. After I was notified about winning the contest, I asked if I could change my design to my liking. Due to time constraints between the end of the contest and the Rookie Challenge, they decided to keep most of the original design.
I'm happy that the game was a success. I am quite fortunate to design uniforms worn by future NBA greats like Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
My updated designs are pictured.