Marvadene Anderson

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Marvadene Anderson
Personal information
Born (1993-05-01) 1 May 1993 (age 26)
Height2.12 m (6 ft 11 12 in)
SportBasketball, Netball

Marvadene (Bubbles) Anderson (born 1 May 1993) is a Jamaican basketball and netball player, at one time recognized as the world's tallest teenage girl at 6 ft 11.5 in (2.12 m).[1] Anderson is originally from Prospect in Clarendon Parish,[2] where she attended Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School.[3] She also played in the Jamaican U16 netball team.[4] Anderson subsequently travelled to the United States on a basketball scholarship to Rutgers Preparatory School in New Jersey.[5][6]

As the world's tallest teenage girl, Anderson was featured on The Learning Channel documentary The World's Tallest Children, and in 2010 she was interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[7] Anderson committed to play basketball at the University of Pittsburgh,[8] and redshirted during the 2012-13 season.


  1. ^ "World's tallest teenage girl: 6ft 11.5 ins, size 11 feet". The Daily Telegraph. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  2. ^ Gaynor, Jonique (2008-04-16). "Tallest 14 -y-o in Jamaica?". The Jamaica Star Online. Archived from the original on 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  3. ^ Walters, Kimesha (2008-06-29). "Great prospects at Prospect". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  4. ^ "Marvadene Anderson: Reaching for the stars". The Jamaica Star Online. 2008-04-18. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  5. ^ Chiaramonte, Perry; Fagen, Cynthia R. (2009-12-21). "NJ hoops gal a huge star". New York Post. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  6. ^ Hancel, Andrew (2009-12-23). "World's tallest teen turns basketball phenom". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  7. ^ Bogle, Dania (2010-02-24). "J'can teen netballer on Oprah show". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  8. ^ Dunleavy, Ryan (2011-11-06). "Marvadene Anderson verbals to Pittsburgh women's hoops". Scarlet Scuttlebutt. Retrieved 2011-11-06.