The 20 Greatest Teenagers in Sports History

8. Cheryl Miller

Sport: Basketball

Achievements as a Teen: Cheryl Miller is now known for her insight and commentary into the game of basketball but back in the day she did more stuntin' on the court than anything else. During her high school years she led Riverside Polytechnic to a 132-4 record between 1978-1982. From 1981-1982 she averaged 32.8 points and 15 rebounds a game. She also scored 105 points in a game during the 1982 season. No wonder she used to kick Reggie's butt in one-on-one.

Career Recap: A 1984 Olympic gold medalist, Sheryl Miller scored over 3,000 career points at USC. A tally that remains good enough to be sixth overall in NCAA history. She was a four-time All-American and her college rebounding mark of 1,534 ranks her third all-time in NCAA history. Miller was named Naismith College Player of the Year three times, and led the Trojans to a 112-20 record while collecting back-to-back NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984. She was, of course, named Tournament MVP both years. Upon graduating USC in 1986 Miller was drafted into multiple professional leagues, including a men's league. Injuries forced her to end her playing days, but she's still a contributor to the game she once dominated.

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