INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever have signed forward Marissa Coleman to a multi-year contract extension, it has been announced by President and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf. Per team policy, terms of the contract are not announced.
Currently in her eighth WNBA season, Coleman has been a starter with the Fever for three seasons, including a trip to the WNBA Finals in 2015. Regarded for her scoring ability from 3-point range, Coleman earned her first WNBA All-Star selection last season while finishing third among Indiana scoring leaders with 10.4 points per game.
The product of Maryland and the second overall draft selection in the 2009 WNBA Draft, Coleman’s career has surged with Indiana, after previous stints in Washington and Los Angeles. She made a total of 34 regular season starts through five seasons with the Mystics and Sparks, and appeared in 11 playoff games. In three seasons so far with Indiana, she has started 84 of 97 games, and started all 16 playoff games in 2014 and 2015.
Coleman’s 8.9 points per game in 2014, her first season with the Fever, was a career-high. She exceeded that total during her All-Star campaign last year. In the 2015 playoffs, her clutch 3-point shooting helped propel Indiana past Chicago and New York in Eastern Conference playoff series. She matched a franchise record with five 3-pointers in a decisive Game 3 in each series, sending the Fever to its third trip to the Finals.
This season, she averages 8.3 points per game. In eight games since the Olympic Break, her 11.4-point scoring has helped the Fever clinch a 12th consecutive playoff berth. She enjoys career averages of 7.1 points per game overall, and 9.3 with Indiana.