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Marissa Coleman


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6-1 Forward - Maryland

Preseason Wade Trophy Candidate (2006-2008); AP Honorable Mention All-American (2007-2008); Midseason Wooden All-American (2007); Wooden Award Preseason Candidate (2006, 2008); Naismith Award Preseason Candidate (2006, 2008); Sports Illustrated All-American 2nd team (2008); ACC Rookie of the Year (2006); Second Team All-ACC (2006-2008); First Team All-ACC Tournament (2006); Second Team All-ACC Tournament (2007); ACC All-Freshman Team (2006); ACC Player of the Week (three times); ACC Rookie of the Week (five times) Preseason All-ACC (2006-2007).
                                                Career Averages: 14.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, 48.5% FG, 39% 3FG
                                                Senior Season: 17.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 47.8% FG, 37.5% 3FG
WNBA Comparison: Shalonda Enis             WDN Score: 30                WDN Rank: 12

Strengths: Has a 'pro-type' of build; very strong; great rebounder; very unselfish; good free throw shooter; high basketball I.Q.; excellent shooter off the catch; uses active hands defensively; good one on one defender; can go inside and out;  good off the bounce; has a knack for finishing, even against contact; threat on the perimeter; excellent range.
Weaknesses: Not always a good shooter off the dribble, needs to work on consistency of three point shot; cannot defend average wings with average athleticism, so defense at the pro level will be a major question mark; needs to work on being more aggressive (i.e. slashing to the basket, which is a rarity); prone to high turnover numbers; dribble can sometimes get sloppy; on-court demeanor needs work (too "up" and "down" to handle the highs and lows of the professional game); has regressed overall since her sophomore season