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Marina Mabrey grew up in a tall brown house with a basketball court drawn in chalk on the corner of her street in Belmar, New Jersey. She attended St. Catherine’s Grammar School and Manasquan High School. There are 5 kids and 4 dogs in the Mabrey family. The competitiveness of basketball drove all of the Mabrey kids to work on their craft to the last detail. 

Dad got the family into basketball. He was always there rebounding before and after games and at practices no matter how tired he was. He is Marina’s biggest fan and biggest critic. 

Mom helped Marina progress by also teaching her about basketball and coaching her in middle school.  The way she helped Marina mentally was what really made their bond special. Mom helped Marina focus and channel her emotions on and off the court. 

Marina always dreamed of playing in the WNBA. Growing up, she trained at the local court, in her driveway, and at parks around the area. Marina’s life as a child and teenager centered around basketball. She had lots of support from her family, as all of her siblings also dreamed of playing professional basketball. Marina saw herself separate from her peers in high school because of her hard work and determination. She would wake up in the morning before school to get shots up and practiced after games to fine-tune her skills.  Marina never played on a Nike EYBL team until her last year playing AAU.

When it came time to pick a college, Marina was ranked the #7 player in the country and wanted to play where she could win a national championship. She picked Notre Dame and was able to play with her older sister, Michaela Mabrey. Marina and Michaela got much closer during their short time together at Notre Dame. In spite of many ups and downs, Michaela pushed Marina through a tough freshman year. 

Marina was able to reach her goal of winning a national championship in her 3rd year at Notre Dame. Winning a national championship was one of the happiest moments of her life because she accomplished a childhood dream. Marina is also proud of how entertaining and captivating that Notre Dame national championship was to people around the globe. After four years at Notre Dame, Marina declared for the 2019 WNBA draft. 

Marina was drafted 19th overall in the WNBA Draft to the Los Angeles Sparks. She played one season in Los Angeles and in the offseason played for a team in Riga, Latvia in the Women’s EuroLeague. Marina was then traded to the Dallas Wings from the Los Angeles Sparks and became the Wings' starting point guard. After one season with the Wings, Marina played in the offseason for a team in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the time of this bio, Marina is currently in the middle of her second WNBA season with the Dallas Wings. 


  • 19th Overall Pick in 2019 to the Los Angeles Sparks

  • Most minutes played by a second round pick

  • Traded to Dallas Wings in exchange for the 13th pick of the 2021 WNBA draft

  • 2020 Los Angeles Sparks

  • 2021 Dallas Wings


  • All-Time Leader in 3-Pointers Made with 274

  • 8th All-Time in Points with 1,896

  • 96 games with double figure points, ranking 10th



  • 2017-2018 NCAA Division I Women's National Champion with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Spokane All-Regional Team

  • Second Team All-ACC

  • All-ACC Tournament First Team

  • Naismith Trophy Watch List


  • All-ACC Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon Panel & Coaches)

  • ACC All-Academic Team

  • ACC Rookie of the Week (11/30/15)

  • Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team

  • NCAA All-Final Four Team

  • Second Team All-ACC

  • Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

  • Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

  • Wooden Award Watch List

  • Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List

  • Wooden Award Watch List

  • Naismith Trophy Watch List

  • Wade Trophy Watch List

  • Preseason All-ACC honoree 


  • NCAA All-Regional Team

  • ACC All-Tournament First Team

  • ACC Player of the Week (2/20/17)

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