A TASTE OF THE FUTURE
Catch a glimpse of five of the nation's top high school athletes, including snowboarder Arielle Gold, strong safety Jabrill Peppers and hoops phenom Jahlil Okafor, all poised to make a big impact in college and the pros. SI.com brings you video highlights of each athlete in action plus interviews with their parents and coaches explaining why these future game changers will make it on the world's largest stages.
By scanning your mobile device over any of the photos in the magazine marked with the icon to the right, you can instantly stream videos with the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED app.
1. Download app and place magazine in well-lit area.
2. Launch scanner and hold phone parallel to photo about eight inches away.
3. Slowly move phone toward photo.
4. Phone will beep and play video.
SI DIGITAL BONUS
THE ETERNAL EXAMPLE
FROM THE SI VAULT: DEC. 21, 1992
Tennis great Arthur Ashe, SI's Sportsman of the Year and winner of three Grand Slam singles titles during his career, epitomized good work, devotion to family and an unwavering grace under pressure.
BY KENNY MOORE
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You guys know about my man crush on Bryce Harper, but Chipper Jones should be on the All-Star team ahead of him. It's not even close.
Usain Bolt has run several lousy races this year. His start was messy in Ostrava May 25. Still messy now. Can't ignore.
All cynicism aside, this is pretty cool. College football is getting a playoff. Can't wait for the eight-team deal in 2026.
U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS
SI.com showcases some of the biggest stars on the U.S Olympic gymnastics team, including 16-year-old Gabby Douglas, who won the women's trials.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS ALLEN: LUCAS J. GILMAN (GOLD); MICHAEL LEBRECHT II/ 1DEUCE3 PHOTOGRAPHY (PEPPERS); AL TIELEMANS (OKAFOR)
AL TIELEMANS (DOUGLAS)
MICHAEL O'NEILL (ASHE)
PETER READ MILLER (BASEBALL PLAYER)