Frese on Mingo "After having a year to learn from and play with some of the top post players in the nation, Drey's ready to step up and make a strong impact in the post. She a versatile player with both back- and frontcourt skills that give us some more options. She's a pleasure to coach, a hard worker, extremely dedicated and we are excited to watch her continue to grow and help lead our basketball family."
As a Freshman (2007-08)
In first-collegiate appearance, scored eight points and had a career-high two blocks against Princeton in the opening game of the Preseason WNIT ... made first-career three pointer in the second-round Preseason WNIT win over Delaware, also adding seven points and six rebounds ... netted a career-high 16 points in the blowout victory over Loyola, going 7-for-12 from the floor, including knocking down only three-point attempt ... played critical minutes in both four-point wins in California, coming off the bench against UCLA and UC Santa Barbara to provide defensive support in the low-post, combining to go 5-for-6 from the free throw line ... 2-for-2 from the field, 3-for-5 from the charity stripe, for seven points, to go with three boards, in the win over Middle Tennessee State ... shot perfect 3-for-3 from the field against UMBC ... eight points, two steals and made 4-of-6 free throws against Clemson ... five rebounds and three points in the win over Miami ... in the home matchup vs. Boston College, went 3-for-6 from the field, including a 3-pointer en route to seven-point scoring night ... saw playing time in the postseason, making appearances in both games of the ACC Tournament and all four rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Ended her career at the Marist School earning WBCA, McDonald's and Parade Magazine (fourth team) All-American honors ... ranked sixth among all forwards in the 2007 seniors class and 19th overall by the All-Star Girls Report and Blue Star Report ... a member of the varsity basketball team for your years ... led the War Eagles to a 26-4 record and a second-consecutive trip to the state title game as a senior ... averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game in her last season ... invited to the team trials for the USA Basketball U-18 and U-19 squads in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... began her prep career at Westminster High where she was named the team's Most Valuable Player as a sophomore ... team MVP and Northside Player of the Year both seasons at Marist ... a first team Class AAAA all-state selection ever year ... as a junior, led the War Eagles to a 30-3 record and its first-ever state tournament appearance, advancing to the finals ... first team All-DeKalb County, all-area and All-Northside three times ... Class AAA Player of the Year as a sophomore ... adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star in 2006 ... chose Maryland over Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, LSU, Florida and Georgia.
A biology major at Maryland, minoring in Spanish ... plans to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology ... an Honor Roll or Dean's List student since grade school ... National Honor Society member ... Senior Class Homeroom Representative and a peer leader/mentor at Marist ... only daughter of Jennifer Mingo ... also has two brothers, Khaalls Branham (30) and Andre (14) ... born in Atlanta, Ga.
A Minute With Drey Mingo
What was the last book you read for fun?
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
Being around amazing teammates with fun-loving personalities.
Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?
Paris, France - I love bread
Name something fun you did this summer.
I coached some amazing little girls at Marist basketball camp.
What game are you most looking forward to this season?
Duke at home.
Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
Listening to music and journaling.
What's the best thing about playing basketball?
The feeling of accomplishment I get after winning a game.
What is something people don't know about you?
I'm Marissa [Coleman]'s favorite freshman.
Name something you can't live without...
Marissa's sense of humor and my sidekick.
Why did you choose your number?
I just love the number.
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