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MagazineÕs past cover kids found mixed success

Bryce Harper isnÕt the first high school athlete to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated is the largest weekly American sports magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. It has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million adults each week, including over 18 million men, 19% of the adult males in the country.  — just the first since LeBron James LeBron James (born December 30 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). . When crown prince James was featured in 2002, ESPN.com put together a list of the 10 prep athletes whoÕd been on the SI cover since 1966. HereÕs how theyÕve fared:

¥ Rick Mount, Feb. 14, 1966: ÒBrightest Star in High School Basketball — Rick Mount of Lebanon, Ind.Ó Mount averaged 39.4 points in his senior year at Purdue. In addition to being my dadÕs favorite player, Mount played for four ABA teams — the Indiana Pacers, Kentucky Colonels, Memphis Sounds and Utah Stars.

¥ Tom McMillen, Feb. 16, 1970: ÒThe Best High School Player in America — MansfieldÕs Tom McMillen.Ó McMillen played at Maryland, for the U.S. Olympic Team and spent 11 seasons in the NBA NBA
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¥ Mike Peterson, Aug. 9, 1971: ÒKansas Schoolboy Marvel Mike Peterson.Ó This young man was a four-sport star in high school but made it only as far as Kansas State Teachers College, which is now called Emporia State.

¥ Bruce Hardy, April 28, 1974: ÒBest Schoolboy Athlete — UtahÕs Bruce Hardy.Ó Hardy was drafted by the Dolphins in the ninth round and caught 256 passes for 2,455 yards and 25 touchdowns in a 12-year NFL NFL
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¥ Bobby Carpenter, Feb. 23, 1981: ÒThe CanÕt-Miss Kid — HereÕs Bobby Carpenter. HeÕs 17 and hails from Peabody, Mass. NHL NHL Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, see there  scouts say heÕs the best U.S. prospect theyÕve seen. Ever.Ó The CanÕt Miss Kid didnÕt miss. He was the first American to score 50 goals in an NHL season and had an 18-year career.

¥ Kristie Phillips, Sept. 1, 1986: ÒKristie Phillips — The New Mary Lou.Ó She was only 14 and weighed just 74 pounds when she graced the cover and although she won the 1987 U.S. all-around gymnastics title, Kristie never appeared on a box of Wheaties. She did, however, receive a cheerleading The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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¥ Jon Peters, May 8, 1989: ÒSuperkid — Texas high school pitching phenom Jon Peters runs his record to 51-0.Ó Peters signed with Texas A&M but tore his rotator cuff rotator cuff
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 and never pitched for the Aggies, retiring at the age of 21.

¥ Kevin Garnett, June 26, 1995: ÒThree weeks ago Kevin Garnett went to his high school prom. Next week heÕll be the top pick in the NBA draft.Ó As it turned out, Garnett was picked fifth, by the Timberwolves. He went on to become an NBA All-Star.

¥ Richie Parker, June 24, 1996: ÒLast year Richie Parker was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Last week he received a college basketball scholarship. A modern morality tale.Ó Once recruited by UNLV UNLV University of Nevada, Las Vegas , Parker played four years for Long Island University and graduated. He has been featured in commercials directed by Spike Lee and now works in the administration department at his alma mater.

¥ LeBron James, Feb. 18, 2002: ÒHigh school junior LeBron James would be an NBA lottery pick right now.Ó You know the rest of the story.

¥ Bryce Harper, June 8, 2009: ÒBaseballÕs Chosen One — Bryce Harper is the most exciting prodigy since LeBron.Ó Only time will tell.
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