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Mike Marra
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Mike Marra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smithfield, R.I.

High School:
Northfield Mt. Hermon School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
G

Experience:
3L


08/07/2013

Men's Basketball Team Earns Big East Academic Honor

Cardinals' 2013 NCAA Championship team was also a leader in the classroom

07/17/2013

Three UofL Men's Basketball Student-Athletes Named to 2012-13 NABC Honors Court

Siva, Van Treese and Marra each receive the academic honor

03/14/2013

Men's Basketball Set to Begin BIG EAST Tournament

The Cardinals and Wildcats have nine wins apiece in series history.

03/09/2013

Louisville-Notre Dame Postgame Notes

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03/08/2013

Men's Basketball Set for Senior Day, Regular-Season Finale Against Notre Dame

Fans are encouraged to `Wear Red for the Seniors' for Saturday's game.

04/05/2013

NCAA FINAL FOUR OPEN PRACTICE

NCAA Final Four Open Practice

11/05/2009

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY

Louisville Men's Basketball Media Day

  • Suffered a second torn ACL in his left knee early in a practice session on Sept. 28, had surgery to repair the ligament on Oct. 11 and will miss the entire season. He will serve as a student assistant coach for the 2012-13 season while completing his degree.

Last Year:

  • Played in just two games during the 2011-12 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee against Lamar on Nov. 13 and missed the remainder of the season.He had surgery Nov. 29 to repair the damage.
  • Expected to return to the court in October.

Sophomore Year:

  • Double-figure scorer in 11 games as a sophomore and also handed out at least four assists in seven games.
  • Stellar game off the bench against Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinals, totaling 22 points - second highest of his career -- a career-best six three-point goals in 10 attempts, two blocked shots and three assists without a turnover.
  • Had nine points, a career-high matching three steals and made 3-of-6 three-pointers at Rutgers.
  • Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against DePaul and added six points on a pair of three-pointers.
  • Buried a pair of three-pointers at No. 5 UConn, including one with 22 seconds remaining in the first overtime period when the Cardinals were trailing by four points.
  • Missed two games (WKU, Morgan State) and eight days of practice with a sprained right ankle he suffered in practice on Dec. 21.
  • Had 14 points and four assists against Seton Hall off the bench in the Cards' BIG EAST opener, hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers. He followed that performance with 11 points and four assists at USF.
  • His 45 three-pointers in 31 games were more than double what he made as a freshman (20) and he more than doubled his freshman year scoring total.
  • In his first career start, he made the first basket (a three-pointer) and grabbed the first rebound in KFC Yum! Center history against Butler when he totalled 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Freshman Year:

  • Saw action in 27 games as a freshman for the Cardinals.
  • 82 of his 94 field goal attempts were from three-point range.
  • Scored a season-high 12 points at then No. 2 Syracuse, making 4-of-12 three-pointers, and adding four rebounds.
  • Scored 10 points off the bench at Seton Hall.
  • Played well off the bench at Providence, scoring 11 points while connecting on 3-of-5 three-point goals. Marra hails from Smithfield, R.I., about 15 miles from the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence where the game was played.
  • Scored 11 points against Charlotte, adding three rebounds and two steals.
  • Scored his first collegiate points on a three-pointer against Morgan State (11/22).

High School:

  • Averaged 15.3 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds as a senior in helping Northfield Mount Hermon School to an 18-10 record and the quarterfinals of the NEPSAC Tournament. He connected on 36 percent of his three-point attempts.
  • Ranked among the top 50 shooting guards in the nation by ESPN.com and was listed No. 42 among the nation's top shooting guards by Scout. com.
  • Averaged 19.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals as a junior in helping Northfield Mt. Hermon to an 18-10 record.
  • As a junior at Mt. Hermon, he scored 36 points in one game while hitting 10-of-11 three-pointers.
  • Spent three seasons at Smithfield (R.I.) High school before moving to Northfield Mt. Hermon. He averaged 22.1 points and 11 rebounds during the 2006-07 season at Smithfield when he hit a school-record 111 three-pointers.
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Black Squad in the 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Classic All-Star game in Freedom Hall. He was also a finalist for both the slam dunk and three-point shooting competitions.
  • Selected Louisville after also considering Notre Dame, Providence, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Personal:

  • Born May 22, 1990 ... Son of Bonnie and Anthony Marra ... Has one older brother (Robert) ... Major is sport administration.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to graduate this year.
  • Enjoys playing golf, football and sand volleyball in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because of "Coach Pitino and the support and dedication of the fans."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to always have faith.
  • Few people know that he's plays Xbox with his brother online almost every day.
  • Most proud of his family.
  • His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was his game against Marquette in the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament.
  • Feels Vince Vaughn would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is the fans.
  • Wanted to wear No. 33 because the number 33 turned sideways is his initials MM.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to never give up.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his big bed and big television.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his dedication to the team.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Ray Allen
  • NBA Team: Boston Celtics
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Tiger Woods
  • Movies: She's Out of My League, Wedding Crashers, Hangover, Despicable Me
  • TV Shows: Workaholics, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Big Bang Theory
  • Actor: Vince Vaughn
  • Comedian: Nick Swardson
  • TV Sports Personality: Chris Berman
  • Subject: math
  • Web Site: TheChive.com
  • Musical Group/Singer: all music
  • Foods: lobster, prime rib
  • Midnight Snack: sandwich
  • Vacation spot: cruise (anywhere warm)
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Mike Beasley
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