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Marissa Coleman

Marissa Coleman
WNBA's Indiana Fever  – No. 25
Born (1987-01-04) January 4, 1987
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
College Maryland
Draft 2nd overall, 2009
Washington Mystics
WNBA career 2009–present
WNBA teams
Washington Mystics (2009–2011)
Los Angeles Sparks (2012–2013)
Indiana Fever (2014–present)
Awards and honors
2006 ACC rookie of the year
2009 ACC tourney MVP 3X AP All-American
2009 State Farm All-American
#2 All-Time in Scoring and rebounding in Maryland History
WNBA All-Rookie Team

Marissa Coleman (born January 4, 1987) is an American professional basketball player with the Indiana Fever on the WNBA.[1] On March 28, 2014, Coleman signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Fever.[2]

Personal life

Coleman was born in Portland, Oregon to Tony and Joni Coleman. She has an older sister, Tonya, and a younger brother, Anthony. Later they moved to Cheltenham, Maryland where Coleman attended high school at St. John's College High School, a co-ed Christian Brother's Catholic school in Washington, DC.

High school career

Coleman went to high school at St. John's College. Coleman was a McDonald's and WBCA All-American, playing in both senior all-star games. She led all scorers with 19 points at the McDonald's game. She was selected East Team Most Valuable Player at the WBCA game.[3]

College career

Coleman chose the University of Maryland, College Park over the University of Tennessee, the University of Connecticut, the University of Florida, and Duke University. As a freshman she became the second-straight Terrapin to be named ACC Rookie of the Year. She was only the ninth Terrapin all-time with 1,500 career points. She is one of only four Terps in the history of the program to receive All-ACC honors three times, earning a spot on the second team every year. She is 2nd all-time at Maryland in rebounding and scoring. She is one of only two players in school history to record a triple-double.

USA Basketball

Coleman was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The event was held in August 2004, when the USA team defeated Puerto Rico to win the championship. Coleman helped the team the gold medal, scoring 8.6 points per game.[4]

Coleman continued with the team as it became the U19 team, and competed in the 2005 U19 World Championships in Tunis, Tunisia. The USA team won all eight games, winning the gold medal. Coleman scored 8.1 points per game.[5]

Coleman played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[6]

WNBA career

Coleman was selected 2nd overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.[7]


  1. ^ WNBA Player Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ PLayer Bio: Marissa Coleman
  4. ^ "FIFTH WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 2004". USA Basketball. Retrieved 15 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 16 Oct 2013. 
  6. ^ "FIFTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES – 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ Mystics Draft Terps' Coleman
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