Simeon junior Jabari Parker is just the sixth high school basketball player to be touted on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Check out our gallery of the others and how they fared.
RICK MOUNT, Lebanon, Ind.., 1966: The first high school athlete to appear on a cover, Mount had a prolific career at Purdue, averaging 35.4 ppg his senior year, but played just five mediocre seasons in the ABA before a shoulder injury ended his career.
TOM McMILLEN, Mansfield, Pa., 1970: Bill Walton would have been a wiser choice, but the lanky lefty did have a serviceable 11 seasons in the NBA, not to mention a nice political career to go along with his Rhodes Scholarship.
KEVIN GARNETT, Farragut (Chicago) 1995: The fifth pick of the NBA draft, Garnett slowly developed into one of the game's greatest power forwards and a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer.
LeBRON JAMES, St. Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio, 2002: Perhaps the most-heralded high school player ever, King James has lived up to the hype, minus the NBA title. He and Parker are the only underclassmen to appear on the cover.
SEBASTIAN TELFAIR, Lincoln, N.Y., 2004: Looks to be the one cover bust, but SI simply asked if the 6-foot guard could make the leap to the NBA. In his 8th year, he's still collecting an NBA check, more than you can say for his cousin, Stephon Marbury.
JABARI PARKER, Simeon, Chicago, 2012: By calling him "the best high school player since LeBron James," SI has set the bar pretty high for the Grant Hill-like player. Plus, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and even Derrick Rose might disagree.