Al Parker-from Claxton Georgia. Family owned the fruit cake company. Unbelievable stats as a junior. Committed to U of Ga tennis scholarship at 12 years of age. When senior in High School and coach Dan Magill of UGA expressed releif when he signed with UGA, Al expressed great surprise at the relief. "I said I would play at Georgia, why the surprise?" An athlete whose word meant something. Currently an attorney or banker or investment counselor in Atlanta.
There was also a great story on Parker in tennis magazine. It was in 2001 I believe? Mary Pierce is on the cover of that issue. He did have some incredible numbers as a kid. Courier talks about how when you saw that parker was up next, you simply went and made your flight reservations.
As far as other good, American junior careers Johnny Mac had a fine one. Thomas Enqvist won all 4 of the junior slams and pretty much dominated the circuit, but it never really translated on the main tour, although he has had a nice career.