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Angel McCoughtry's Bio

About Angel McCoughtry

#35 Angel McCoughtry

Pos.                                                                Ht.     Wt.      Birth Date     College              Exp.

Guard/Forward                                                  6-1     160      09/10/86        Louisville                  6

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

  • Atlanta Sports Professional Athlete of the Year Finalist (2016)
  • WNBA Peak Performer Award for winning league scoring titles (2013, 2012)
  • 2015 and 2011 All-WNBA First Team selection
  • 2014 and 2013 All-WNBA Second Team selection
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011 WNBA All-Star
  • Five time WNBA All-Defensive First Team honoree (2015,2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)
  • WNBA All-Defensive Second Team selection (2009)
  • Participated in 2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game
  • 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • Holds WNBA Finals scoring record (38 points set in 2011) and WNBA playoffs scoring record (42 points set in 2010)
  • Averaging 19.5 points (third in WNBA history), 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game in seven seasons in the WNBA

WNBA TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Atlanta Dream with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft … Re-signed by the Dream on Feb. 7, 2013.

2015 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 34 games, started in 26…Career 19.5 ppg 4.9 rpg 28.9 mpg… First in the WNBA in steals (72), second in steals per game (2.1 spg), second in free throws (178) and third in scoring (20.1 ppg)…Double-digit scoring in 33 of 34 games…17 games with 20+ points, including 5 games where she scored 30+…Second behind Elena Delle Donne in total points (685)…Two double-doubles, 33 points 11 rebounds (8/29) and 34 points 10 rebounds (7/24)…Only player to be named to the All-WNBA First Team and WNBA All-Defensive First Team…Second fastest WNBA player to score 4,000 points (206 games)…Topped the Dream in field goals, field goal attempts, minutes played, two-point field goals, free throws, and turnovers…4-time WNBA All-Star starter…Registered 10 games with 100% shooting from the free-throw line…Increased three point field goal percentage every year for the last three seasons…
2014 WNBA SEASON: Finished third in the MVP voting … Second-Team All-WNBA Selection … Named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team … Starter for the WNBA All-Star Game … Twice named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (June 23, July 14) … Nominated for an ESPY for Best WNBA Player … Won her second career steals title (2.39 per game) … Also ranked fourth in scoring (18.5), 16th in assists (3.6) and 20th in rebounds (5.2) … Fourteen games with 20+ points, including season-high 33 points on two occasions …  Recorded two double-doubles … Played in 31 games, making 29 starts … Missed one game (May 24 at Chicago) with rhomboid strain  and two others (Aug. 10 at Chicago and Aug. 13 vs. Phoenix) due to tendinitis in feet … Averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals in three playoff games, including a 39-point performance in a victory at Chicago … Following the season, helped USA Basketball win a gold medal at the 2014 World Championship.

2013 WNBA SEASON: Won her second straight league scoring title, averaging 21.5 points per game to claim the WNBA Peak Performer Award … Named to All-WNBA Second Team … Earned WNBA All-Defensive First Team honors … Selected as WNBA All-Star Game starter for the second time … Eastern Conference Player of the Month for June … Four-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week … Finished second in the WNBA in steals (2.7), sixth in assists (4.4) and 22nd in rebounding (5.3) … Appeared in 33 games with 32 starts … Scored at least 15 points in every game until playing just seven minutes in the regular-season finale … Had 19 20+ scoring games and six games with 30+ points … Scored her 3,000th career point Sept. 6 at New York, becoming the third youngest player in WNBA history to reach that milestone while doing it in 154 games, which is the third fewest in league history … Started all eight playoff games, averaging 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals.

2012 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 24 games, starting 17 … Earned a WNBA Peak Performer Award for winning her first league scoring title (21.4 ppg) … Also led the WNBA in steals (2.50) … Became just the second player in league history to lead the league in scoring and steals in a season, joining Sheryl Swoopes (2000) … WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the Week of June 25-July 1 …  Scored at least 20 points in 18 of her 24 games, with three games of at least 30 … Ranked second on the team in blocks with 27 (1.13 bpg), which ranked fifth in the WNBA … Ranked 21st in the league in assists (2.9 apg) and 23rd in rebounding (5.0) … Set a WNBA record for free throws made without a miss in a game, sinking 17-of-17 June 2 vs. Chicago … Missed six games (June 17, 19; July 7, 8, 11, 13) with a sprained left MCL … Missed Aug. 22, 24 games for personal reasons … Missed Aug. 28 and 30 games due to suspension … Averaged 18.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals in three playoff games … Helped Team USA win gold at the London Olympics, finishing as the team’s second-leading scorer (10.9 points per game) … Added 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 assists per contest … Her 20 steals were six more than any other player at the Olympics.

2011 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 33 games, including 30 starts … Averaged 21.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.18 steals per game … Finished second in the WNBA in scoring … Recorded career-highs in scoring  and rebounding … 2011 WNBA All-Star … 2011 All-WNBA First Team selection … 2011 WNBA All-Defensive First team selection … Set regular season career-high with 37 points July 26 against Tulsa … Topped the 30 point mark six times in the regular season, more than any other player … Scored in double figures in 31 of 34 regular season games … Averaged 23.1 ppg in eight postseason games … Set WNBA Finals record with 38 points in Game 2 against the Minnesota Lynx on 10/5/2011, breaking the record she previously held (35 points in 2010 WNBA Finals) … Averaged 23.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in eight postseason games.

2010 WNBA SEASON: Started all 34 games for the Dream … Averaged 21.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game … Led the Dream in minutes (30.7 mpg), scoring and steals … Finished second in assists … Participated in “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game … Earned 2010 WNBA All-Defensive First Team honors and finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting … Finished sixth in MVP voting … Named a team captain … Ranked third in the league in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game … Ranked third in the WNBA in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game … Started all seven playoff games, averaging 26.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game … Set a WNBA record with 42 points in the Eastern Conference Finals … Set a WNBA Finals record with 35 points in Game 3 … Averaged 26.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in seven postseason games.

2009 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in all 34 games, including 10 starts … Averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game … Named the 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year … Earned WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honors … Led all rookies in points and steals and ranked fifth in assists … Earned two consecutive Rookie of the Month honors … Ranked first in WNBA in steal per 40 minutes (4.03) and fourth in average steals per game … Lead team in steals with 74 for the season … Scored season-high in points (34) vs. San Antonio August 20, 2009 … Started both playoff games, averaging 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

COLLEGE CAREER: First female athlete in University of Louisville history to have her jersey retired (2010) … Louisville’s first three-time All-American selection … Three-time All-Big East first team selection … Led Louisville to the Final Four and title game as a senior … Finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer (2,779 points) and rebounder (1,261 rebounds) … Averaged 20 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in collegiate career … Big East Player of the Year (2007) and Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2009) … Led the Big East in scoring, rebounding and steals for three straight years … Led the nation in steals as a senior with 4.3 per game … Scored a career-high 41 points against DePaul as a senior, tying her own school scoring record …Set a new single season scoring record with 858 points as a senior, surpassing her own record set during her sophomore year … Big East All-Freshman Team (2006) … Gold medalist on Team USA at Pan American Games in 2007 …. During her career at Louisville, attendance more than quadrupled (1,774 to 7,111).

PERSONAL: Grew up in Baltimore, Md., and attended Saint Francis High School … Parents are Roi and Sharon McCoughtry … Attended the Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., for a year … Father, Roi McCoughtry, was a forward for Coppin State in the 1970s … Started the Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation in 2010 to help inspire youth to achieve their dream … Has a passion for music and has recorded several songs … Won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2012 with Team USA at the London Olympics.

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