McCoughtry Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

ATLANTA, May 24, 2010 - Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry was named the league's Eastern Conference Player of the Week presented by Kia Motors today, for regular season games played Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, May 23.

McCoughtry wins the first Player of the Week presented by Kia Motors award of her career after helping Atlanta to its best start in franchise history with a 4-0 mark that has the Dream atop the Eastern Conference. Also included in that mark are a win over the defending Eastern Conference champion Indiana Fever, and the Dream's first ever win at Madison Square Garden.

McCoughtry averaged 21 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in the first four games. Her 32 points against Connecticut were two shy of her career high. With an additional 10 rebounds and five assists in that game, McCoughtry became just the eighth player in WNBA history to record a 30-10-5 game and the first to do so since Candace Parker on July 9, 2008. McCoughtry has scored in double figures every game this season.

On opening day, McCoughtry, the 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year, poured in 20 points while also excelling on the defensive end of the floor where she logged four steals and three blocked shots in a 75-70 win at San Antonio. Most recently, the University of Louisville product was an offensive force, logging 21 points and six assists in an 86-77 victory against the host New York Liberty on May 23.

The Atlanta Dream tipped off its third season at Philips Arena on May 16. Season tickets, group tickets and mini- plans are available for purchase by calling 1-877-977-7729 or visiting Single game tickets can be purchased at or all Ticketmaster outlets, the Philips Arena box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.