The Pitt women’s basketball team stepped up its stature Wednesday when 6-foot-11 center Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson, recognized as the world’s tallest teenage girl, signed a national letter of intent.
Bubbles, a Jamaica native who got her name because of her good humor and bubbly personality, is the starting center for the Rutgers (N.J.) Prep Arognauts. Off the court, Bubbles is adjusting to life as an extraordinarily tall teenager. She doesn’t have much trouble fitting in…but she does find it difficult to find clothes that fit.
Bubbles averages 23 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Last year, she appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” titled “That’s Incredible!”
Taller at 17 years of age than both Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Bubbles may still grow a couple inches. Her high school coach believes that based on her size and athleticism, she can redefine the women’s game. If she makes an impact anywhere close to Brittney Grinier, it will be fun to watch her dunk and more.