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Marissa Coleman (born January 4, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Marissa Coleman
Marissa Coleman WNBA.jpg
No. 0 – New York Liberty
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1987-01-04) January 4, 1987 (age 32)
Portland, Oregon
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. John's College (Washington, D.C.)
CollegeMaryland (2005–2009)
WNBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2009–present
Career history
20092011Washington Mystics
20122013Los Angeles Sparks
20142017Indiana Fever
2015–201Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2016–presentMersin S.K.
2018–presentNew York Liberty
Career highlights and awards
Stats at


Personal lifeEdit

Coleman was born in Portland, Oregon to Tony and Joni Coleman. She has an older sister, LaTonya, 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 careerEdit

Coleman went to high school at St. John's College High School. 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.[1]

College careerEdit

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.

Maryland statisticsEdit


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005-06 Maryland 37 510 50.4 47.0 83.3 8.1 3.1 1.3 1.4 13.8
2006-07 Maryland 34 448 49.1 34.0 80.2 7.5 3.2 1.1 0.9 13.2
2007-08 Maryland 37 594 46.1 36.2 81.0 7.4 2.9 1.4 0.8 16.1
2008-09 Maryland 36 653 48.3 37.8 80.0 8.6 3.3 1.9 0.8 18.1
Career Maryland 144 2205 48.4 38.8 81.0 7.9 3.1 1.4 1.0 15.3

USA BasketballEdit

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

WNBA careerEdit

Marissa Coleman at 2015 All-Star game

Coleman was selected 2nd overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.[6]

On March 28, 2014, Coleman signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Fever.[7]

Coleman participated in the 2015 WNBA All-Star Game.[8]

On May 1, 2017, Coleman signed with the New York Liberty.[9]


Edirnespor (2014-2015).On July 13. 2015, Fenerbahçe Istanbul announced her transfer to the club.[10]


  1. ^ PLayer Bio: Marissa Coleman Archived August 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 25 Sep 2015.
  3. ^ "Fifth Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team -- 2004". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 12, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Sixth FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2005". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Fifteenth Pan American Games -- 2007". USA Basketball. Nov 19, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 15 Oct 2015.
  6. ^ Mystics Draft Terps' Coleman
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Box Score". July 25, 2015. Retrieved 26 Jul 2015.
  9. ^ "New York Liberty Sign Nine-Year Veteran Marissa Coleman". May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  10. ^ New ransfers for women basketball section