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”.
P.O. Box 1724
Columbia, SC 29202
Coach Jerome Dickerson and the Palmetto 76ers Legacy of
July 28, 2014 - By
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.
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"