"Big Baby" Visits Fortner's Elite Camp

Marquesa Webb, an outstanding young women's basketball prospect from Montgomery, talks about her visit to Auburn.

Montgomery, Ala.--The state of Alabama has produced a lot of talented girls high school basketball stars in recent years. Another one to watch in the coming seasons is Marques "Big Baby" Webb, who was an All-State performer last season for Brewbaker Tech.

The six-foot-one post player averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game last season and was one of the most impressive players in Coach Nell Fortner's one-day Elite Camp in Auburn this week.

"Marques is an awesome player," Brew Tech coach Kelvin Stokes says. "She is very dominant from her post position. Her IQ is very high in knowing the game. She is a winner. She is going to do all it takes to win a game.

"She is strong, plays physical and has great hands," Stokes points out. "She is going to doing everything she can to keep her team from losing. To sum it up, she is very dominant."

Stokes notes that Webb was named Class 1A-4A Metro Player of the Year last season in addition to being named first team All-State.

"A lot of people wondered how it would affect her having such accolades at a young age, but it really hasn't," he says. "She is worried about the team having success. She is just an awesome person. Everybody calls her Big Baby."

Webb says she enjoyed the Auburn camp and the chance to play with talented prospects from around the Southeast. "The camp was really good and I?learned a lot," Webb notes. "I met a lot of people and hung out with the girls and had a good time. It was worth coming."

Even though she is just headed into her sophomore season, college coaches are well aware of her. With her ability, size and the fact she is an honor student, Webb will be a prized recruit for the class of 2013. It also doesn't hurt that "Big Baby" has a big interest in basketball.

It's my passion, it's my life," she says. "I love it."

Webb says she learned a lot at the one-day camp in Auburn, particularly on defense, that she will carry with her. This summer she is playing AAU basketball for the Alabama Roadrunners.

She says that Auburn is one of the colleges she is interested and mentions Alabama, Tennessee and UConn as others.

Last season Webb led Brewbaker Tech to the regional finals. The center says her team will be strong again this year as it makes another run for the state championship.

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