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14 Times Sports Illustrated Proclaimed a High School Athlete the Next Big Thing

Every so often, Sports Illustrated puts a high school athlete on the cover, declaring a teenager to be the next big thing. Sometimes, it works out—looking at you, LeBron James. But sometimes our predictions don’t quite come to pass. Here’s a look at some of SI’s covers featuring high school phenoms from over the years.
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Rick Mount Cover
Tom McMillen Cover
Mike Peterson Cover
Bruce Hardy Cover
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Kristie_Phillips-Cover
Jon Peters Cover
Kevin-Garnett-1995
lebron-james-2002
sebastian-telfair-2004-cover
Bryce-Harper-2009
jabari-parker-2012
Hunter Greene Cover
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