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Mike Marra
Mike Marra


Smithfield, R.I.

High School:
Northfield Mt. Hermon School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215




Men's Basketball Team Earns Big East Academic Honor

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


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

Siva, Van Treese and Marra each receive the academic honor


Men's Basketball Set to Begin BIG EAST Tournament

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


Louisville-Notre Dame Postgame Notes

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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.



NCAA Final Four Open Practice



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.


  • 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.


  • 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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