|| Marvadene 'Bubbles' Anderson
Will redshirt this season.
Attended Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, N.J., for three years ... averaged 21.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a senior ... also averaged 2.1 blocks in 19 games for the Argonauts her final scholastic season ... twice named a Courier News All-Area selection (2012 and 2011) ... averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a junior ... named Most Valuable Player of the Somerset County Tournament ... played at Rutgers Prep for head coach Mary Klinger, the twin sister of Pitt associate head coach Patty Coyle ... prior to her arrival in the U.S., attended Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School in her native Jamaica ... was a member of the Jamaican U16 netball team and the U14 netball squad ... netball is a game popular in the Caribbean, which involves seven players per team as they attempt to get a ball into a basket without a backboard.
Born on May 1, 1993 ... nickname since her early childhood is Bubbles ... daughter of Dianne Stewart and Garet Anderson ... has one sister, Kimberly Anderson (22) - sister is 6-4 ... while attending Rutgers Prep, lived with guardian Enid Angus ... tallest teenager in the world at 6 feet, 11 inches ... featured on a documentary in 2010 on The Learning Channel entitled "The World's Tallest Children" ... made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
MORE ABOUT BUBBLES:
Favorite Food: Curried chicken and rice and beans
Favorite Class/Subject: English
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Dr Loy
Favorite Book: Man from Jamaica's Hills
Favorite TV Show: Adventure Time
Favorite Movie: Shottas
Favorite actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite actress: Tasha Smith
Favorite musician: Vybz Kartel
Favorite sports figure: Usain Bolt
Favorite sport other than yours: Netball
The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Temi Fagbenle at Blair Academy (now at Harvard)
Person in history I would most like to meet: Bob Marley
I look forward to: Playing in the ACC
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Help another person in need of an opportunity like somebody did for me.
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: when I got MVP in a tournament in high school (Somerset County)
Hobbies: Listening to music, watching TV and socializing with friends
My role model and why?: my role model is my Mom, because being a single parent she stands strong through it all, thick and thin. I love my Mom.
Not many people know this but I: I am a really good cook
My favorite home-cooked meal: Ackee and Saltfish with boiled dumplings and plantains
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: Oprah
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Humble
Schools who recruited you/offered scholarship: Memphis, USF, RU, University of Miami, Hofstra, Arkansas.