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Angel McCoughtry's Bio

About Angel McCoughtry

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @angel_35
Instagram @mccoughtry

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 9, 2009 Selected by the Atlanta Dream in the first round (No. 1 overall) in the 2009 WNBA Draft
Feb. 10, 2020 Signed by the Las Vegas Aces as an unrestricted free agent.

 

WNBA CAREER

Career Highlights

  • Atlanta Sports Professional Athlete of the Year Finalist (2016)
  • WNBA Peak Performer Award for winning league scoring titles (2012, 2013)
  • Six-time All-WNBA selection (First Team—2011, 2015; Second Team—2010, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Five-time WNBA All-Star (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
  • Seven-time WNBA All-Defensive Team honoree (First Team—2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Second Team—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)
  • Heading into 2020, ranks 20th in the WNBA in career made field goals, 15th in field goal attempts, 16th in two-point field goals made, 13th in two point field goal attempts, 7th in made free throws, 5th in free throw attempts, 10th in steals, 16th in points, 5th in points per game, 2nd in steals per game,
  • Per Basketball-Reference.com, has the top three, four of the top six, five of the top 11, and six of the top 17 single-season usage percentages in WNBA history
  • Per Basketball-Reference.com, ranks first in WNBA history in usage percentage (31.8%)

2019 (Atlanta)

  • Missed almost the entire season rehabbing a knee injury suffered late in the 2018 season
  • Started and played the first 3 seconds of the final game of the season vs. New York on September 8

2018 (Atlanta)

  • Named to the WNBA All-Star Team
  • Scored a career-high 39 points, making 19 of 22 shots from the free-throw line, while grabbing a season-high 14 rebounds, handing out 4 assists, and picking up 3 steals at New York on June 19
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Indiana on July 13
  • Scored in double figures in 26 of her 29 games
  • Posted three point-rebound double-doubles
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals on 6 occasions
  • Suffered a season-ending knee injury vs. Las Vegas on August 7
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots vs. Las Vegas on August 7

2017 (Atlanta)

  • Sat out the season to rest

2016 (Atlanta)

  • Scored in double-figures in 29 of 33 games, 20 or more points 17 times, and 30 or more points 3 times, including a season-high 32 points on 2 occasions—vs. Seattle on September 4, 2016 and at Los Angeles on September 8
  • Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds at Los Angeles on September 8
  • Came within 1 assist of recording a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 9 assists vs. Dallas on July 8
  • Posted three point-rebound double-doubles
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals at Seattle on June 28
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots at Connecticut on July 10
  • Started in both playoff games and averaged 34.8 minutes per game with 32 points

2015 (Atlanta)

  • Finished first in the WNBA in steals, second in steals per game, second in points, second in free throws, and third in scoring
  • Scored in double-figures in 33 of 34 games, including 17 games of 20 or more points, and 5 games with 30 or more points.
  • Posted 2 points-rebound double-doubles—33 points and a season-high 11 rebounds vs. vs. Chicago on August 29 and a season-high 34 points and 10 rebounds at Chicago vs. on June 24
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists on 4 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 6 steals on August 14 vs. Minnesota
  • 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)

2014 (Atlanta)

  • Finished third in 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
  • Ranked fourth in the league in scoring, 16th in assists, and 20th in rebounds
  • Scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games, 20 or more points 14 times, and 30 or more points 2 times
  • Scored a season-high 33 points on 2 occasions—vs. Chicago on July  13 and at New York on June 22
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 steals on 2 occasions
  • Narrowly missed a triple-double with 20 points, 9 rebounds and a season-high 9 assists at New York on July 16
  • Recorded 2 point-rebound double-doubles—33 points and a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Chicago on July  13 and at New York on June 22

2013 (Atlanta)

  • Won her second straight league scoring title, averaging 21.5 points per game to claim the WNBA Peak Performer Award
  • Finished second in the WNBA in steals, sixth in assists, and 22nd in rebounding
  • Named to the 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 (June 2, June 16, June 23, and September 8)
  • Scored in double figures in 32 of 33 games, 20 or more points 19 times, and 30 or more points 6 times, including a season-high 34 at Connecticut on June 23
  • Scored at least 15 points in 32 straight games to start the season before scoring 6 in just 7 minutes in the regular-season finale
  • Posted 1 point-rebound double-double with 23 points and a season-high 10 rebounds at Connecticut on September 11
  • Handed out a season-high 10 assists vs. New York on June 7, adding 15 points for a point-assist double-double
  • Recorded a season-high 7 steals vs. Indiana on June 25
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots vs. Chicago on June 16
  • Scored her 3,000th career point on September 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

2012 (Atlanta)

  • Earned a WNBA Peak Performer Award for winning her first league scoring title
  • Led the WNBA in steals, while ranking 21st in assists, 23rd in rebounding and 5th in blocked shots
  • Became just the second player in league history to lead the league in scoring and steals in a season, joining Sheryl Swoopes (2000)
  • Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on July 1
  • Scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games, 20 or more points 18 times, and 30 or more points 3 times
  • Scored a season-high 33 points vs. Chicago on June 2
  • Recorded a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double and added a season-high 7 steals at New York on June 5, and a
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists at Washington on September 14
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots at Indiana on May 19
  • Set a WNBA record for free throws made in a game without a miss, sinking 17-of-17 June 2 vs. Chicago

2011 (Atlanta)

  • Finished second in the WNBA in scoring
  • Named to the Eastern Conference WNBA All-Star
  • Named an All-WNBA First Team selection
  • Named a WNBA All-Defensive First team selection
  • Scored in double figures in 31 of 34 regular season games, 20 or more points on 18 occasions, and 30 or more points 6 times, including a season-high 37 at Tulsa on July 26
  • Recorded 2 point-rebound double-doubles—26 points and a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Connecticut on August 19, and 22 points and 11 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on July 28
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Los Angeles on July 28
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Indiana on July  19
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots on 4 occasions
  • Set WNBA Finals record with 38 points in Game 2 against the Minnesota Lynx on October 5, breaking the record she previously held (35 points in 2010 WNBA Finals)

2010 (Atlanta)

  • Earned 2010 WNBA All-Defensive First Team honors and finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting
  • Finished sixth in MVP voting
  • Participated in “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game
  • Ranked third in the league in scoring and steals
  • Scored in double figures in all 34 regular season games, 20 or more points on 21 occasions, and 30 or more points 5 times, including a season-high 32 on 3 occasions
  • Recorded 4 point-rebound double-doubles, and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on 4 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs Indiana on August 1
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals on 2 occasions
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shoots at San Antonio on May 15
  • Set a WNBA record with 42 points in the Eastern Conference Finals
  • Set a WNBA Finals record with 35 points in Game 3

2009 (Atlanta)

  • Named the 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 Rookie of the Month honors in July and August
  • Ranked 4th in WNBA in steals per game
  • Scored in double-figures in 24 out of 34 games, 20 or more points on 6 occasions, and a season-high 34 points vs. San Antonio August 20
  • Posted 1 point-rebound double-double with 19 points and a season-high 13 boards vs. Washington on September 12
  • Posted 1 point-assist double-double with 26-points and a season-high 10 assists at Sacramento on September 4
  • Picked up a season-high 7 steals vs. New York on August 1

 

ALL STAR STATISTICS

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2011 Eastern 1
1 18
3
10
.300
0
2
.000
2
2
1.000
5
5
10
1
0
0
3 3
8
2013 Eastern 1
1 21
5
12 .417
0
3
.000
1
1
1.000
4
4
8
2
2
0
1 1
11
2014 Eastern 1
1 24
6
11
.545
0
3
.000
1
1
1.000
1
6
7
2
1
0
3 1
13
2015 Eastern 1 1 20 4 12 .333 1 2 .500 0 0 —- 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 9
2018 Team Parker
1 1 20 5 13 .385 0 1 .000 0 0 —- 3 2 5 4 0 0 2 0 10
Totals 1 5 103 23 58 .397 1 11 .091 4 4 1.000 14 18 32 10 4 1 11 7 51 10.2

 

ANGEL McCOUGHTRY IN THE NEWS

 

USA BASKETBALL

      • Is 58-1 as a member of USA Basketball Teams
      • Won gold medals at the 2012 & 2016 Olympics, 2010 & 2014 FIBA World Cups, and 2007 Pan American Games.

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2007 PAG 5 0 25 50 .500 7 10 .700 6 9 .667 28 4 6 2 63 12.6
2009 WNT 3 3 30 43 .635 3 6 .333 4 7 .571 22 8 6 4 46 15.3
2010 WNT 1 0 4 8 .500 2 2 1.000 1 2 .500 1 3 3 0 11 11.0
2010 WC 9 0 41 75 .547 2 12 .167 18 25 .720 32 9 24 3 102 11.3
2012 OlyX 5 0 11 27 .407 1 5 .200 8 13 .615 17 11 19 3 31 6.2
2012 Oly 8 0 31 50 .620 1 5 .200 24 31 .774 19 5 20 14 87 10.9
2014 WCX 5 2 13 27 .481 0 2 .000 5 7 .714 19 7 11 3 31 6.2
2014
WC 6 0 16 32 .500 2 4 .500 5 8 .625 13 7 5 1 39 6.5
2015
WNT 4 3 21 38 .553 3 7 .429 11 12 .917 15 8 8 1 56 14.0
2016
OlyX 4 0 14 26 .538 1 4 .250 9 11 .818 18 7 5 0 38 9.5
2016
Oly 8 0 31 51 .608 2 7 .286 11 14 .786 29 14 6 1 75 9.4
2020 WNT 1 1 21 3 5 .600 0 1 .000 5 6 .833 3 2 1 0 11 11.0
Totals 59 9 230 421 .546 23 65 .354 107 145 .738 216 85 114 32 590 10.0

 

COLLEGE

Career (Louisville, 2005-09)

      • First female athlete in University of Louisville history to have her jersey retired (2010)
      • Finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder
      • During her career at Louisville, attendance more than quadrupled (1,774 to 7,111)

Senior (Louisville, 2008-09)

      • Team appeared in the NCAA Championship Game falling to UConn, 76-54
      • Scored 23 points in the NCAA title game
      • Led the NCAA in steals per game
      • Named an All-American
      • Named to the All-Big East First Team
      • Led the Big East in scoring, rebounding and steals
      • Named Big East Defensive Player of the Year
      • Broke her own school record for points in a season
      • Scored in double figures in 37 of 39 games, 20 or more points 26 times, 30 or more points on 8 occasions, and a career-high 43 points at Providence on January 31
      • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 17 occasions, including a career-high 20 vs Syracuse on February 3
      • Recorded 17 point-rebound double-doubles
      • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on 3 occasions
      • Recorded a triple-double vs. Hartford on December 10 with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in 26 minutes
      • Blocked a season-high 5 shots vs. Seton Hall on January  6

Junior (Louisville, 2007-08)

      • Named an All-American by WBCA/State Farm, USBWA (1st), AP (2nd), ESPN.com (2nd), CBSSportsline.com (2nd), SportsPageMagazine (1st), and Full Court Press
      • Named to the All-Big East First Team
      • Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team
      • Named to the Wade Trophy Watch List
      • Named to the Wooden Award Watch List
      • Named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List
      • Ranked 4th in the nation in scoring and 2nd in steals
      • Led the Big East in scoring, rebounding and steals
      • Set what was then the school record for points in a season breaking her own record set the year prior
      • Tied the program scoring record with 41 points against DePaul
      • Named to the All-Region Team for the New Orleans Region
      • Set the program record for steals in a single season, surpassing her own previous record
      • Recorded her first career triple double with 21 points, 10 steals and 11 rebounds vs. Xavier on December 9
      • Named Big Eats Player of the Week on December 10 and January 28
      • Tied the school record with 10 steals vs. Xavier on December 9 and at Chattanooga on November 24
      • Scored 10 or more points in 35 of 36 games, 20 or more points 28 times, and 30 or more points 7 times
      • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 16 occasions, including a season-high 15 vs. Villanova on March 3
      • Led the Big East with 15 point-rebound double-doubles and 1 point-steal double-double
      • Named WBCA Player of the Month in March

Sophomore (Louisville, 2006-07)

      • Named an All-American
      • Named Big East Player of the Year
      • Named to the All-Big East First Team
      • Led the Big East in scoring, rebounding and steals
      • Named a WBCA/Kodak All-AmericanEarned second team Associated Press All-American honors…Also named an All-American by Basketball Times, Sports Page Magazine.com, and Full Court Press…
      • Named to the Wooden All-American list
      • Scored a career-high 41 points against Eastern Illinois, breaking the school scoring record
      • Set the program single season scoring record
      • Became just the third player in school history to score 1,000 career points before the end of her sophomore season
      • Set the program record for steals in a single season with 112 steals
      • Recorded a Big East-leading 19 double-doubles on the season
      • Earned Big East Player of the Week honors on December 4, December 18, and December 27
      • Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds against Cincinnati and Providence
      • Dished out a season-high five assists against Georgetown

Freshman (Louisville, 2005-06)

      • Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team
      • Led the team in steals, while finishing second in blocked shots and third in scoring
      • Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds against Notre Dame and Seton Hall
      • Scored a season-high 21 points against West Virginia
      • Dished out a season-high 6 assists against St. Francis
      • Recorded 5 double-doubles in the season

 

COLLEGE STATISTICS

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2005-06 Louisville
Big East
29 0 568 107 229 .467 6 20 .300 46 83 .554 100 116 216 46 57 23 63 72 266 9.2
2006-07 Louisville Big East
35 35 1065 285 561 .508 44 119 .370 140 194 .722 142 220 362 59 112 56 115 90 754 21.5
2007-08 Louisville Big East 36 35 1138 321 688 .467 50 169 .296 166 228 .728 115 206 321 54 148 41 124 97 858 23.8
2008-09 Louisville Big East 39 39 1252 329 753 .437 43 140 .308 200 269 .743 97 265 362 73 164 42 107 104 901 23.1
Totals 139 109 4023 1042 2231 .467 143 448 .319 552 774 .713 454 807 1261 232 481 162 409 363 2779 20.0

 

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

 

HIGH SCHOOL

      • Attended Saint Francis High School in Baltimore, Maryland
      • Averaged 14 points, 10.5 rebounds, three assists and five blocks per game as a senior
      • Named the 2003 Baltimore Metro Player of the Year
      • Helped guide her team to a 26-3 record and the Catholic League Championship her senior year
      • Earned league MVP honors her junior and senior seasons
      • Named all-county and all-league her junior and senior seasons
      • Named an adidas Upperclass All-Star her senior year
      • Named a WBCA High School Stars of Summer.
      • Attended The Patterson School in Lenoir, NC, for a year
      • Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists per game
      • Helped guide Patterson to their first NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) National Championship
      • Named Offensive MVP of the NACA National Championship
      • Named a NACA All-American…Also earned NACA All-Tournament honors
      • Ranked as the 10th best forward in the nation by All-Star Girls Report.

 

PERSONAL

    • Grew up in Baltimore, MD and attended Saint Francis High School
    • Parents are Roi and Sharon McCoughtry
    • 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
    • Opened an ice cream store in Atlanta
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