Marina Mabrey commits to Notre Dame

Marina Mabrey has decided to follow in the footsteps of her big sister.

Mabrey, the No. 19 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2015 class, gave a verbal commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday.

"I have 100 percent comfort there already and I haven't even attended a class there yet," Marina Mabrey told the Asbury Park Press. "It just feels like home to me already."

The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 20.5 points and eight rebounds as a junior at Manasquan (New Jersey), was a first-team all-state selection by The Star-Ledger and is the Park Press' reigning two-time player of the year.

Her sister, Michaela Mabrey, averaged 8.6 points and 2.2 rebounds as a sophomore last season at Notre Dame. She played in all 38 games and scored 10 points in the Irish's 79-58 loss to Connecticut in the national championship game.

Michaela will be a senior when Marina is a freshman.

"I never pressured her throughout her recruiting process," Michaela Mabrey told the Park Press in a text message. "I knew that once she stepped foot onto a campus, she would know right away that she wanted to go there. I'm just so happy that place was here." 

Marina Mabrey is the second prospect from the 2015 class to commit to Notre Dame. Ali Patberg, a 5-9 guard from Columbus North (Indiana) and the No. 25 prospect, gave a verbal to Notre Dame when she was a sophomore.

Notre Dame's 2014 class, featuring Brianna Turner, Kathryn Westbeld and Mychal Johnson, was ranked fifth in the nation.

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