|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|High School:||Manhattan Center|
Mercedes graduated from Manhattan Center in June 2002, where she was named NYC All-Team and Metro All-American...to name a few. She played at Temple University during the 2002-03 season, playing in 23 games for the Owls before transferring to Farmingdale State in September 2005.
During the 2005-06 season, Mercedes scored a team-leading 444 points and registered 14 double-doubles. She led the Rams to the schools first-ever ECAC Championship and was named Tournament MVP. She was also selected First Team All-Skyline, ECAC Division III All-Star and First Team All-Metropolitan Basketball All-Star. She ranked second in the conference in scoring (15.3 ppg), fourth in rebounding (9.9 rpg), second in blocked shots (45) and third in free-throw percentage (0.765).
Favorite Food: Steak/Mac and cheese
Favorite Movie: Players Club
Hobbies: Hanging with my homegirls