Marissa Coleman:“Now I can talk some trash [with Kristi] ’cause everyone knows that I’m drafted ahead of her.”
That's definitely the fun side of Marissa Coleman that Terps' fans have come to know and love. You can find that one-liner and more in the must-read diary posted on WNBA.com here by Neil Johnson, the (really lucky) WNBA staffer assigned as Marissa's escort to help Marissa get to all of the draft-related "events and obligations" in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday and Wednesday. Neil was very impressed by Marissa's ability to handle the media, seemingly attributing it to the little bit of "media training" the WNBA gave the draft prospects a few hours before the draft. However, the BasketCases suspect that four years of having had cameras and microphones trained on her for Under the Shell significantly contributed to the poise that Marissa showed on Wednesday.
Marissa will be putting more of her people skills to use this Tuesday evening, when the Mystics host a post-draft party for fans. Details are on the Mystics' web site. Be sure to RSVP!