Angel McCoughtry is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is currently playing in the small forward position for the Atlanta Dream. McCoughtry is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, league scoring champion, and a WNBA All-Star.
McCoughtry was a key player in the Louisville women’s basketball team during her college years. She recorded triple-doubles in scoring, rebounds, and steals while also breaking her own records. In the 2009 WNBA draft, she was selected as the first overall pick by the Atlanta Dream.
She became known for her scoring, penetration, and drawing fouls which eventually earned her the Rookie of the Year awards. McCoughtry gained a league playoff record when she scored 2 points in the second game against the New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the 2011 Season, McCoughtry elevated her career to an all new level. She was named as a WNBA All-tar and she averaged a career-high 21.6 points per game. However, she was suspended by the franchise in 2012 for unknown reasons. McCoughtry still re-signed with the Dream in 2013.
She continued to contribute both offensively and defensively in the 2014 Season. In 2015, she averaged 20.1 points per game. McCoughtry’s average went down to 19.5 points per game during the 2016 Season.
McCoughtry went on a hiatus during the 2017 Season but she went back to sign a multi-year deal with the Dream on February 2018. She recorded her 5000th point on May 20, 2018. McCoughtry also played for international leagues in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Lebanon, and Slovakia.
• Gold medal, 2012 London Olympic Games• Gold medal, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games• Gold medal, 2010 Czech Republic World Championship• Gold medal, 2014 Turkey World Championship• Gold medal, 2007Brazil Pan American games• WNBA Rookie of the Year (2009)• WNBA All-Rookie Team (2009)• 5-time WNBA All-Star (2011, 2013–2015, 2018)• 2-time All-WNBA First Team (2011, 2015)• 4-time All-WNBA Second Team (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016)• 2-time WNBA scoring champion (2012, 2013)• 2-time WNBA steals leader (2012, 2014)• 2-time WNBA Peak Performer (2012, 2013)• 7-time WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2010–2016)• WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2009)• Hungarian National League champion (2011)• Hungarian Cup winner (2011)• 2-time Turkish National League champion (2012, 2013)• Turkish Cup winner (2015)• 4-time Turkish President Cup winner (2012–2015)• EuroLeague winner (2017)• Lebanese Basketball League champion (2017)