At 6-11, ‘Baby Giant’ is Queen of the Court

Published December 22, 2009

Marvadene Anderson, believed to be the world’s tallest teen girl, is rocking opponents at Rutgers Prep in Somerset, N.J.

At 6-feet-11-inches tall, the Jamaican-born baller has been honing her game at the 700-student school, which prides itself on building character through community service, academics and sports.

Anderson, 16, is 215 pounds and wears a size 12 shoe. But what got her teased in her native land has made her a star in Jersey. Over the past two months that she's been on the squad, she’s been studying the rules and intimidating her opponents. Shot-blocking is becoming easier, as is scoring.

"Everyone has come up to me and asked if I play college basketball. I told them I'm only a sophomore in high school. They gasped when I told them," Anderson told The New York Post.

Her sister, Kimberly, is 6-feet-four-inches tall. "They call me 'baby giant.' … They call us the Twin Towers," she told the Post.

When she left Jamaica, she was taken in by Enid Angus, who discovered her talents, according to The Asbury Park Press Post. "She's my heart. I committed to treating her like my own.” Anderson’s family remains in the Caribbean nation.

Written by <P class="ap-story-p">By BET.com Staff</P>

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