A Look Back At Recent U20s Who Have Turned Pro


* Noah Lyles turned pro after graduating from T.C. Williams (VA) in 2016

- - - 

On Thursday, for the second time in less than two weeks, another high school star turned pro.

East Ridge (FL) High School's Tamari Davis signed with adidasBut what might surprise you is that Davis' parlay into the professional ranks isn't exactly rare for high school athletes. 

In recent years, a handful of teenage track and field stars have signed with management companies straight out of high school and their first years of college ... before the ripe age of 20.

Below is a key of the top high school athletes and college freshmen who have turned pro before the age of 20. 

- - - 

- - - 

Teenagers Who've Turned Pro In HS/First Years Of College

nameageclassschooleventmanagementsponsor
Tamari Davis16High School JuniorEast Ridge (FL)100/200On Track Managementadidas
Briana Williams17High School SeniorOakland Park Northeast (FL)100/200HSINike
Chloe Cunliffe18GraduateWest Seattle (WA)Pole VaultPaul DoylePuma
Sha'Carri Richardson19College FreshmanLSU100/200Nike
Mondo Duplantis19College FreshmanLSUPole VaultJRS Sports ManagementPuma
Samantha Watson19College FreshmanTexas A&M800mAdidas
Tia Jones17High School SeniorWheeler (GA)100mHICON
Sydney McLaughlin19College FreshmanKentucky400mHWilliam Morris EndeavorNew Balance
Josh Hoey18GraduateBishop Shanahan (PA)800/1500Global Athletics & MarketingAdidas
Austin Hindman19College FreshmanMissouriTriathlonProject PodiumUSA Triathlon
Donovan Brazier19College FreshmanTexas A&M800mGlobal Athletics & MarketingNike
Andrew Hunter18GraduateLoudoun Valley (VA)DistanceFlynn SportsAdidas
Josephus Lyles18GraduateT.C. Williams (VA)200/400Global Athletics & MarketingAdidas
Noah Lyles19GraduateT.C. Williams (VA)100/200Global Athletics & MarketingAdidas
Khalifa St. Fort18High School SeniorSt. Thomas Aquinas (FL)100/200Flow
Vashti Cunningham18High School SeniorBishop Gorman (NV)High JumpNike
Kaylin Whitney17High SchoolEast Ridge 9FL)Triple JUmpNike
Candace Hill16High School JuniorRockdale County (GA)100/200Global Athletics & MarketingAsics
Alexa Efraimson17High School SeniorCamas (WA)DistanceFlynn SportsNike
Ajee Wilson18GraduateNeptune (NJ)800mFlynn SportsAdidas
Mary Cain17High School SeniorBronxville (NY)Mid-DistanceRicky SimmsNike



namenews
Tamari DavisStory
Briana WilliamsStory
Chloe CunliffeStory
Sha'Carri RichardsonStory
Mondo Duplantis
Story / Film
Samantha WatsonStory
Tia JonesStory
Sydney McLaughlin
Story / Film
Josh HoeyStory
Austin HindmanStory
Donovan BrazierStory
Andrew HunterStory
Josephus LylesStory
Noah LylesStory
Khalifa St. FortStory
Vashti Cunningham
Story / Film
Kaylin WhitneyStory
Candace HillStory
Alexa Efraimson
Story / Film Ep. 1 / Film Ep. 2
Ajee WilsonStory
Mary CainStory