MCCOUGHTRY NAMED TO 2009 adidas ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
-- Dream Rookie Leads Voting --

ATLANTA, September 24, 2009— Dream guard Angel McCoughtry has been named to the 2009 adidas All-Rookie Team, as announced today by the WNBA.

McCoughtry and Phoenix Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner headline the selections with 12 votes each. The voting panel consisted of the WNBA’s 13 head coaches, who were asked to select five players regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft presented by adidas, McCoughtry topped the charts among all WNBA rookies in points (12.8) and steals (2.2) and ranked fifth in assists (2.1). McCoughtry’s 2.2 steals per game led the Dream and placed her in the top five among league leaders. She finished the season with two consecutive adidas Rookie of the Month honors. McCoughtry helped propel a team that finished with only four wins in 2008 to second place in the Eastern Conference this season. The Dream advanced to the 2009 WNBA Playoffs presented by adidas, marking the first postseason appearance in franchise history. The 14-game improvement is the second-best single-season turnaround in WNBA history.

Joining McCoughtry and Bonner on the team are Detroit Shock guard Shavonte Zellous (11), Minnesota Lynx guard Renee Montgomery (11) and Washington Mystics guard Marissa Coleman (6).