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Angel McCoughtry's Bio

About Angel McCoughtry

Position: Forward/Guard

Height: 6-1

Weight: 160

Date of Birth: September 10, 1986

College: Louisville

High School: Saint Francis High School (MD)/The Patterson School (NC)

Drafted: Selected 1st overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • 2018, 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

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Started in 30 of 31 games played
  • Averaged 27.5 minutes, 16.5 points, 6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game
  • Scored a career high of 39 points, made 19 of 22 from the free-throw line, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals against New York (6/19)
  • Had a season high of 7 assists against Indiana (7/13)
  • Registered 11 games with 100% from the free-throw line
  • Double-digit scoring in 26 of 29 games played
  • Finished with three double-doubles in scoring and rebounds
  • Suffered a season-ending knee injury against Las Vegas (8/7)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Appeared in 33 games, started in 32
  • Averaged 30 minutes, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 19.5 points per game
  • Scored double-digit points in all but four games and recorded a season-high 37 points (9/21)
  • Recorded three double-doubles
  • Started in both playoff games and averaged 34.8 minutes per game with 32 points

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA: 

  • Appeared in 34 games, started in 26
  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Appeared in 31 games and made 29 starts
  • 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
  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Appeared in 33 games with 32 starts
  • 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)
  • Scored at least 15 points in every game until playing just seven minutes in the regular-season finale
  • Had 19 games with 20+ points 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • 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
  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • 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
  • Led 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 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2009-10: Good Angels Košice, Slovakia
  • 2010-11: MKB-Euroleasing Sopron, Hungary
  • 2011-15: Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015-16: Mersin BSB, Turkey
  • 2016-18: Dynamo Kursk, Russia

PERSONAL:

  • Grew up in Baltimore, MD and attended Saint Francis High School
  • Parents are Roi and Sharon McCoughtry
  • Attended The Patterson School in Lenoir, NC, 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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