UK Men's Basketball

SI puts Wall on cover for southeast U.S.

Kentucky freshman sensation John Wall appears on the cover of the Sports Illustrated issue that hits newsstands this week.

The picture has Wall soaring through the air in preparation for a left-handed dunk.

Wall will appear on the cover for the magazine distributed to the southeast United States, Sports Illustrated spokesman Peter Hunter said.

The rest of the country will get a cover that has Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin.

Wall's picture will mark the 19th time UK basketball has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, according to the school's 2008-09 media guide. That includes three times in the 1995-96 season and four times in the 1997-98 season.

Jerry Tipton

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