Sports Illustrated profiled Illinois State senior Jackie Carmichael as a Future Game Changer in the college basketball preview edition, which hit newsstands November 12. A video featuring Carmichael is streaming on SI.com, and a story about Carmichael appeared in the magazine, with Carmichael standing in front of the historic Normal Theater in Uptown Normal.
Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes was on campus in late October to photograph and film Carmichael at Redbird Arena, the Karin Bone Athletic Study Center, and the Quad. Head coach Dan Muller and athletic trainer John Munn were also featured in the video.
Carmichael, who is a preseason Missouri Valley All-Conference selection, is being touted as one of the top college forwards in the nation. He has been named the eighth-best rebounder in the country on the ESPN.com Top 10 Rebounders list, the 30th-best big man in the country on the CBSSports.com Top 50 Big Men list, and the 79th-best player in the country by CBSSports.com.