Bryce Harper plays with College of Southern Nevada Coyotes baseball team in Henderson, Nev., on April 30. Sports Illustrated pegged the teen as the LeBron James of the diamond.
June 7, 2010 8:36 PM
Seventeen year-old junior college slugger Bryce Harper was selected by the Washington Nationals as the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.
Bryce Harper, left, talks with his father, Ron Harper, during a college baseball game in Henderson, Nev. Harper plays for the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes and hit .443 with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs in his first college season.
Bryce Harper catches for the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes baseball team.
Bryce Harper eyes a fly ball during an at-bat for the Coyotes of the College of Southern Nevada.
Bryce Harper warms up before a college baseball game in Henderson, Nev. Harper is expected to seek a record contract through his adviser, Scott Boras.
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