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The List: Greatest teenage athletes

LeBron James tops Page 2's list of the most hyped phenoms of all time.

Updated: November 20, 2003, 4:05 PM ET
By Jeff Merron & David Schoenfield | Page 2 staff

Freddy Adu, the 14-year-old soccer phenom, signed a professional contract with Major League Soccer that will reportedly pay him several hundred thousand dollars per year. He has already starred in international competition, scoring three goals in one game in the Under-17 World Championships in August.

Adu hopes to make the U.S. World Cup roster in 2006, but he has a ways to go to make our list of greatest teenage athletes of all time. We concentrated on teens who were professionals or reached ...

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