DREAM PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2010 WNBA VS. USA BASKETBALL: STARS AT THE SUN PREGAME CHALLENGE
McCoughtry and Castro Marques represent Atlanta in pregame challenge

ATLANTA, July 9, 2010 - Dream guard Angel McCoughtry and forward Iziane Castro Marques will participate in the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun Pregame Challenge. The Pregame Challenge will take place prior to The Stars at the Sun game.

Angel McCoughtry, along with five other of the league’s elite shooters, will compete over two rounds in the Three-Point Contest. Players will have one minute to make as many three-pointers as they can from five shooting stations behind the arc. Each spot consists of five basketballs – four WNBA balls worth one point apiece and one “Money Ball” worth two points. The top three scorers will advance to the final round. Other participants include: Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Katie Douglas (Indiana Fever), Monique Currie (Washington Mystics), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx).

Iziane Castro Marques will join McCoughtry in the Skills Challenge competition. The contest involves players competing to make a series of baskets while navigating an obstacle course. Other participants include: Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx), and Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun).

WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun will showcase the world’s best female basketball players at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on July 10. ESPN will televise the event at 3:30 p.m. ET, with coverage presented by adidas.