McCoughtry Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
DREAM FORWARD ANGEL MCCOUGHTRY NAMED WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- McCoughtry wins honor for second consecutive week -
ATLANTA, August 1, 2011 Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry was named the WNBAs Eastern Conference Player of the Week for regular season games played Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31.
McCoughtry led the WNBA in scoring with 31.7 points per game, while also averaging 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals. In the process, the University of Louisville product led the Dream to a 2-1 record. This marks McCoughtrys second straight Player of the Week honor and her fourth overall in three WNBA seasons.
McCoughtry began last week with a season-high 37 points, to go along with four rebounds and three steals in a 76-68 road win over the Tulsa Shock. The scoring barrage included an 11-for-22 effort from the field and a 15-for-19 effort on free throws. McCoughtry closed the week by converting 14-of-27 shots and 7-of-9 free throws for 36 points in a 99-92 road loss to the division rival Connecticut Sun. In between, McCoughtry put together a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in an 89-80 win over the visiting Los Angeles Sparks that also saw her contribute seven assists.
For the season, McCoughtry ranks second in the league in scoring (19.8 ppg), trailing only the Phoenix Mercurys Diana Taurasi (20.2 ppg). Her 2.4 spg rank second, trailing Chicagos Epiphanny Prince (2.9 spg). The recent All-Star selection is also contributing 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
San Antonios Becky Hammon was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Chicagos Sylvia Fowles, Connecticuts Tina Charles, Minnesotas Lindsay Whalen, Phoenixs Diana Taurasi, Seattles Sue Bird, and Washingtons Crystal Langhorne.
The Atlanta Dream is the defending Womens National Basketball Associations (WNBA) Eastern Conference Champion. The Dream plays 17 home games this summer at Philips Arena. The Dream host the New York Liberty on August 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Seattle Storm on August 7 at 3:00 p.m., and the Connecticut Sun on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.