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South Carolina's Premier Girls' Basketball Team

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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”.


Contact Information

Palmetto 76ers

P.O. Box 1724

Columbia, SC 29202

Jerome Dickerson

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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.


Coach Jerome Dickerson

Jerome Dickerson was born and raised in Columbia, SC. He is a proud father of three (Brionna, Kristin and Victoria) beautiful girls and acts as a mentor to countless others. As a youth, Dickerson grew up playing basketball on the streets of Columbia, where he perfected a killer jump shot and the willingness to succeed. While Dickerson was a basketball stand-out in high-school and in college (Allen University), his passion towards mentoring youth led him down the path to coaching. Per Coach Dickerson, "I have always enjoyed coaching more than playing, because its my opportunity to give back to kids in my community."

Over 15 years ago Dickerson began to integrate coaching techniques and training styles that many in the country had never seen. His calm demeanor mixed with his ability to motivate players beyond their comfort zone, made and continues to make him one of the most sought after coaches in the country. Players such as Brionna Dickerson, Demetress Adams, Makayla Johnson and Ketura Jackson all trained with Coach Dickerson and are arguably some of the best collegiate womens basketball players to hail from the southeast.

So whats next for the great Jerome Dickerson? When answering Dickerson replied, "After just coming off a recruiting class that included A'ja Wilson, Victoria Dickerson, and Kaydra Duckett, I feel like I'm just getting started. They made a path for kids coming behind them. We currently have the top 2019 guard in the country in Ashley Williamson and 2018's Sherita Godfrey, Ebony Graham and Regan Dargan are on target to becoming All Americans. My goal is to remain patient and develop the team over a 4 year period, one step at a time. That has always been my recipe for success"


Coach Jerome Dickerson


While many attribute the continued success of the Palmetto 76ers to Coach Dickerson, he would argue that the organizations success comes from the parents. This line of thinking coupled with his many years of experience truly makes Coach Dickerson one of the greatest coaches in the country. For more info on Coach Dickerson and the Palmetto 76ers, visit

On the Trail Spotlight

Ashley Williamson - Class of 2019