Position: Combo Guard (1/2)
Birthdate: May 31, 1990
College: NC State (2013)
Marissa Kastanek Scouting Report
Marissa Kastenek is a natural born leader and a knock-down shooter. This Euroleague veteran is well adept at either guard spot due to her ability to create off the dribble, create in the pick and roll and make shots from anywhere on the floor. A three level scorer, she has a plethora of different finishes in the lane with either hand, can knock the mid-range and loves to shoot the three. Defensively, she can guard either guard spot and will press full court. She is a winner.
2021-2022: – Arka Gdynia (Poland - Euroleague – starting 5): 9.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 80%
2020-2021: Arka Gdynia (Poland – Euroleague – starting 5): 11.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 48.3 %, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 87.9%
2019-2020: KP Arka Gdynia(Poland - Euroleague – starting five): 10.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 43.3% FT: 84%
2018-2019: Sleza Wroclaw (Poland – D1, starting five): 10.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 89.8%
2017-2018: Sleza Wroclaw (Poland– D1, starting five): 12.5ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 47.7%, FT: 90%
2016-2017 Sleza Wroclaw (Poland–D1): 14ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 87%
2015-2016: In Jan.’16 signed at 1KS Sleza Wroclaw (Poland-BLK, starting five): 16 games: 7.1ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 81.8%
2015: Gigantes de Carolina (Puerto Rico-BSNF, starting five): 24 games: 15.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg, FGP-2(56.1%), 3PT-1(41.5%), FT: 76.4%
2014-2015: BK Czech coal Aldast Strakonice (Czech Republic-ZBL): 24 games: 17.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 44.2%; 3PCT: 31.1%; FT: 81,5%
2013-2014: Mark Basket Marbo Kinna (Sweden-Damligan, starting five): 18 games: Score-2(20.6ppg), 4.2rpg, Assists-5(3.6apg), Steals-3(2.6spg), FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 81.4%
NC State Career Ranks:
Owns the program record with 133 games played ... 8th in scoring (1,655 points - most points by a NC State player in 15 years) ... 2nd in made three-pointers (240) and attempted three-pointers (668) ... 14th in made field goals (591) and sixth in attempted field goals (1,442) ... 14th in steals (172) ... 4th in 3FG% (35.9) and 3rd in FT% (80.3%).
ACC Career Ranks:
11th in made three-pointers (240). Career Notes: First team Academic All-American as a senior in 2013 ... Named Kay Yow ACC WBB Scholar Athlete of the Year twice (2012 & 2013) ... 2012 Academic All-American (second team) ... First team All-ACC as a senior ... Named Honorable Mention All-ACC as a sophomore and junior ... Selected to All-ACC Academic Team three times (2011, 2012 & 2013) ... Named a Freshman All-American and the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2009-10 ... Scored a career-high 30 points at UNC as a sophomore ... Named to 2012 ACC All-Tournament first team and 2010 ACC All-Tournament second team ... First team Academic All-District by CoSIDA in 2011, 2012 & 2013 ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... Earned postgraduate scholarships from the ACC & NCAA ... Named the HC Kennett Award winner in 2013, given annually as NC State's highest athletic award. Senior (2012-13): Finished runner up at the 2013 State Farm 3-Point Championship in Atlanta during the Men's Final Four ... Ranked 18th in the ACC at 12.5 points per game ... Sixth in 3-point FG made per game (2.0) and ninth in 3-point FG% (35.9) ... Had a season-best 24 points against Auburn in the title game of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational and matched that total in the win at Georgia Tech ... Scored 20 points against No. 11 North Carolina ... Made season-high five three-pointers against Virginia. 2011 Pan Am Games: Averaged 5.8 points over four games for Team USA in Guadalajara, Mexico ... Tied for team lead with six made three-pointers. Junior (2011-12): Led team in scoring for first time in career ... Scored in double figures a team-leading 23 times ... Had a season-high 27 points against Georgia Tech ... Ranked 13th in the ACC in scoring (12.9), 3rd in free throw shooting (83.9), 5th in three-point percentage (.377) and 12th in three-pointers per game (1.4) ... Scored 1,000th career point against Boston College ... Selected MVP of Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Invitational by leading State to a 3-0 record in tournament and averaged 14.0 ppg ... Named first team All-ACC Tournament after averaging 15.7 points, shot 55% from the field field, and 47% from beyond the arc. Sophomore (2010-11): Named Honorable Mention All-ACC ... Selected to All-ACC Academic Team for second-straight year ... Highest scoring sophomore in the ACC, ranking 12th in scoring average (13.6) ... Ranked second in FT% (82.8), eighth in 3FG's made (1.8) and 12th in 3FG% (34.8) ... Led the league in ACC only games in FT% (90.5) ... Scored in double figures 24 times ... Scored a career-high 30 points at UNC ... Went a career-best 8-for-8 from the free throw line three times ... Scored 25 points at Alabama ... Named to the Wolfpack Invitational All-Tournament team.
Named a Freshman All-American by Full Court Press and was the ACC Freshman of the Year after averaging 10.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game ... One of only two players to be named ACC Rookie of the Week three times during season ... Led all freshmen in ACC regular-season games with 11.2 points per game ... Ranked 25th in the ACC in scoring - second among all ACC freshmen ... Scored a season-high 22 points in the win over TCU (12/6) and had a game-high 21 points against UCLA (3/21) in the NCAA Tournament ... Also scored 20 points in a win over Florida Atlantic (11/17) and had 19 points in wins over Maryland (1/7) and Va. Tech (2/7) ...Scored in double figures 18 times ... Ranked 5th in the ACC in 3-FG's made (1.9) and 9th in 3-FG% (35.7) ... Her 369 points was the most by an NC State freshman since Tynesha Lewis had 376 in 1997-98 ... Finished with a team-high 65 three-pointers, one shy from tying Jennifer Howard's Wolfpack freshman record ... Her offensive rebound put-back was the game winner over Miami (2/14) ... Named to the ACC All-Tournament second team after averaged 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game ... Shot 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from three-point range and 90.0 percent (9-of-10) from the free throw line ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. High School: Played four years of high school basketball - first two seasons at Crete High School and final two seasons at Lincoln Southeast High School for coach John Larson ... Averaged 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.3 assists ... Scored 1,544 points ... Made 143 three-pointers ... Led her teams to a 97-6 record in four seasons, including three-straight 26-1 records her final three years ... Was nominated for the McDonald's All-America team ... Heading into her senior season she was a pre-season honorable mention All-American by Sporting News and the 42nd-ranked guard nationally by ESPN Hoop Gurlz ... Was tabbed All-Super-State as a junior after averaging 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals ... Led Lincoln Southeast to a state championship by scoring 23 points in the title game over Millard West ... Also led her clubs to the state title games as a sophomore (Crete HS) and as a senior ... Named all-state three times and all-conference on four occasions ... In addition to her success on the basketball court, Kastanek was the state champion in the 800-meter event as a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society and had a GPA in the top 10-percent of her graduating class of 500. Personal: Marissa Lee Kastanek ... Has an older sister, Allie, a younger sister, Alexa, who will play basketball at Iowa beginning in the 2013-14 season, and a younger brother, Marcus ... Volunteered at local elementary school at NC State as part of Camp Pack ... Majoring in psychology, while also earning minors in coaching, Spanish and sports science ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA ... Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi and Psi Chi.