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Welcome to the Palmetto 76ers girls' basketball team web site.


As part of the GA/LINA Lady 76ers basketball club organization, we are traveling girls’ AAU basketball teams that offer young female athletes of various ages the opportunity to play basketball at a highly competitive level around the country. 


For more information about our team, our mission, and history; please see “About Us”.


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Palmetto 76ers

P.O. Box 1724

Columbia, SC 29202

Jerome Dickerson

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2016 SC AAU District Champions



Will Avery's Fall Review


September 22, 2015


Eastside Athletics - Many basketball enthusiasts travel to Augusta, GA each year to take part in Nike Nationals and other NCAA certified events. While Nike may be a household name, Duke alumni Will Avery has established another solid event that should draw elite athletes for years to come.

Will Avery's Fall Review was held in Grovetown GA, a sububurb outside of Augusta. This invite only event brought in 60 of the best high school girls basketball players from NC, SC, GA, AL and beyond. Kids in attendance were evaluated by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report/ESPNW's HoopGurlz, Southern Girls Basketball Report, Southern Hoops and other media outlets.



USC's A'ja Wilson leads USA U19 to World Championship


July 27, 2015 - A'ja Wilson's star continued to shine Sunday when she led the FIBA U19 United States team to a 78-70 win over Russia to claim the FIBA World Championship.

The South Carolina rising sophomore score 30 points, the most ever scored in a FIBA World Championship game. She was also named the tournament's most valuable player.

Wilson also had eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in the contest.

USA coach Dawn Staley also continued her superior performance on the bench, as she improved her record to 21-0 in international competition as head coach.

Coates, USA Advances To Gold Medal Game At Pan Am Games; Wilson Shines At FIBA U19 World Championships


July 15, 2015 - TORONTO – South Carolina center Alaina Coates recorded her second straight double-double, tallying 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for USA Basketball, which edged Cuba, 66-65, in the semifinals of the 2015 Pan Am Games on Sunday. With the victory, the Americans advanced to Monday's Gold Medal game against the winner of Brazil-Canada.

Coates came up clutch late in the game on both ends of the floor. Her put-back layup with 46 seconds remaining in the game gave the U.S. a 63-62 lead, and the Gamecock rising junior recorded her second block of the game on Cuba's next possession.



Malayah Montgomery: Ben Lippen Floor General


February 8, 2015


Eastside Athletics - Speed is an asset that most basketball coaches would love to have. Fortunately for Kristen Dickerson, Head Girls Basketball Coach at the Ben Lippen School, she has all the speed one would want in Malayah Montgomery.

Malayah Montgomery (2015) is a 5'4" point guard from Columbia, SC. She has displayed leadership and premier athletic ability for as long as her family and friends can remember. Over the years Malayah has played the quarterback position for her little league football team, was a stand-out athlete in track and field and is one of the toughest on ball defenders you will find in the game of basketball.



Palmetto 76ers at USC Fan Night

October 20, 2014

Palmetto 76ers at USC Fan Night - EBA Fab Five Blog

August 30, 2014

Williamson From Deep

Ashley Williamson, a 2019 from Elgin, S.C., was getting buckets from beyond the arc. Her shooting percentage is high because of her ability to knockdown consistently.

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Heathwood’s Wilson & Team USA U19 are golden

August 2, 2013 - USA Basketball via - Read the Full Story HERE


Aj'a Wilson - USA U19 TeamWilson led the team in scoring twice. She scored 20 points against the Netherlands in the second round. Then, in the quarterfinals, she finished with 19 points for Team USA in a 108-67 victory over Japan. She also had 11 rebounds in that game.

Team USA beat Australia 77-54 in the semifinals

July 27. Wilson finished with four points, one rebound, one assist, and one block in eight minutes of action.

Aj'a Wilson - USA U19 TeamIn the gold medal final, Team USA led France 27-20 at halftime and then held France to eight points in the second half. Wilson finished with four points, a steal, and four rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

Breanna Stewart (Connecticut, North Syracuse, N.Y.) led Team USA. She averaged 16.9 points per game, and her 152 total points set a new USA U19 scoring record. She also has the highest 3-point shooting percentage in USA U19 history at 58.3 percent. Stewart was named the tournament MVP.

Wilson’s 71 rebounds lists her at No. 3 all-time for USA U19. Her 15 blocked shots ties her with Stewart’s 15 in 2011 for the No. 3 spot.

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Coach Jerome Dickerson and the Palmetto 76ers Legacy of Greatness


July 28, 2014 - By Eastside Athlethics


Eastside Athletics -- What do players such as A'ja Wilson (Top ESPNW Basketball Recruit - 2014), Alaina Coates (SEC Freshman of the Year - 2014), Kaydra Duckett (#32 ESPNW - 2014) and Jatarie White (Top Ranked ESPNW Post Player - 2014) have in common? They are fierce competitors, they each play basketball for the University of South Carolina and they have all been trained by the great Jerome Dickerson of the Palmetto 76ers.