Angel McCoughtry Nominated for an ESPY

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2013 – Atlanta Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry is one of five players who have been nominated for an ESPY for Best WNBA Player, ESPN announced Thursday. It marks the second year in a row that McCoughtry has been nominated for the award.

Fans will select the ESPY winners by voting online or by mobile device at ESPN.com/ESPYS. Voting is currently underway. The 2013 ESPYS will be broadcast live on July 17 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Other finalists for the award are Indiana’s Tamika Catchings, Connecticut’s Tina Charles, Los Angeles’ Candace Parker and Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen.

McCoughtry led the WNBA in scoring and steals in 2012 averaging 21.4 points and 2.5 steals per game while helping the Dream to its four consecutive playoff appearance. This season, she has led the Dream to the best record in the WNBA with a franchise-best 8-1 start. McCoughtry currently leads the WNBA in steals (3.9), ranks second in scoring (20.7), tied for sixth in assists (4.6) and 16th in rebounding (5.8). She has been named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times in the first four weeks of the season.

The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is in its sixth season at Philips Arena as part of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011. Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013 season can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. The next home game is scheduled for Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. against the Washington Mystics. The complete 2013 schedule can be found at www.wnba.com/dream/schedule.