2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Angel McCoughtry

Position: Forward
Height: 6'1" / 185 cms.
Weight: 160 lbs. / 73 kgs.
WNBA Team: Atlanta Dream
School: University of Louisville ‘09
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Twitter: @angel_35

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2007 Pan American Games.
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • After competing in the 2007 Pan American Games, was called up to the USA National Team in 2009. Since then, has helped the USA compile a 17-0 record and earn gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2010 FIBA World Championship; also aided the USA to a 9-0 exhibition record during that time.
  • Averaged a USA second-best 10.9 ppg. at the 2012 Olympics and a tournament second-best 2.5 spg.; led all competitors in the 12-team field for field goal percentage (.620, 31-50 FGs).
  • Set U.S. Olympic single-game records for field goal percentage after going a perfect 8-of-8 against China, and for most field goals made with 10 versus Turkey.
  • Posted a team-high 24 steals (2.67 spg.) at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, which ranked second among the 16-team field, while playing fewer than 19 minutes a game.
  • Member of the 2007 USA team that went 5-0 and collected the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, playing against national teams preparing for the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 1 by the Atlanta Dream in 2009.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2011
  • All-WNBA second team: 2010, 2013
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2010, 2011, 2013
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2009
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2009
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2009
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2011, 2013
  • EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2010
  •  Helped lead Atlanta to a 17-17 record and the 2013 WNBA Finals.
  • Led the WNBA in scoring in 2012 (21.4 ppg.) and 2013 (21.5 ppg.).
  • Played four seasons (2009-10 to 2012-13) in Europe, first for Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia), split the 2010-11 season first with MKB Euroleasing (Hungary), then transferred to Fenerbache (Turkey) midway through the year and has played for Fener since, helping the club to a 2013 EuroLeague runner-up finish.
  • Finished as the WNBA’s second-leading scorer in 2011, averaged 21.6 ppg., which trailed Diana Taurasi by just 0.07 ppg., in leading the Dream to a 20-14 record and the WNBA Finals.
  • Led the Dream to the 2010 WNBA Finals.
  • Tied with Cappie Pondexter in 2010 as the league’s second-leading scorer (21.4 ppg.).
  • Helped the Dream turn around from a 4-30 record in 2008 to an 18-16 mark in 2009 and a second-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

College Notes

  •  During her four years, Louisville posted a 106-33 record (.763), played in four NCAA Tournaments and advanced as far as the 2008 Sweet Sixteen and the 2009 NCAA championship game.
  • NCAA All-Regional Team (2008).
  • Big East Conference Player of the Year (2007), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2009), All-Big East first team (2007, 2008, 2009), Big East All-Tournament Team (2008, 2009) and Big East All-Freshman Team (2006).
  • Naismith and Wade Trophy finalist (2009).
  • WBCA/State Farm All-American (2007, 2008, 2009).
  • Capped her career as Louisville’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 2,779 points and 1,261 rebounds to become Louisville’s first 2,000 point scorer.
  • Associated Press, USBWA, ESPN.com, and CBSSportsline.com All-America first team (2009).
  • Set Louisville’s all-time single-season scoring record with 747 points in 2006-07, shattering the previous record of 620, then broke the record again as a junior (858) and senior (901).

Personal Notes

  • Born in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, to Sharon and Roi McCoughtry, has two younger sisters, Kristina and Joy.
  • Father played basketball at Coppin State.
  • 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 that are available on iTunes.
  • Majored in communications at Louisville.
  • Competed one season (2005-06) for Patterson Prep (N.C.) where she aided Patterson to its first National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national title.
  • Named the NACA Tournament Offensive MVP, all- tournament team honors and was a NACA All-American.
  • Attended St. Francis High School (Md.), where she was named the 2003 Baltimore Sun Metro Player of the Year.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY 8/0 31-50 .620 1-5 .200 24-31 .774
19/4.6
87/10.9
5
14
20
2012 OLYx 5/0 11-27 .407 1-5 .200 8-13 .615
17/3.4
31/6.2
11
3
19
2010 WC
9/0
41- 75
.547
2- 12
.167
18- 25
.720
32/ 3.6
102/ 11.3
9
3
24
2010 WNT
1/0
4- 8
.500
2- 2
1.000
1- 2
.500
1/ 1.0
11/ 11.0
3
0
3
2009 WNT
3/3
20- 32
.625
2- 6
.333
4- 7
.571
22/ 7.3
46/ 15.3
8
4
6
2007 PAG
5/0
25- 50
.500
7- 10
.700
6- 9
.667
28/ 5.6
63/ 12.6
4
2
6
Totals
31/3
132-242
.545
15- 40
.375
61- 87
.701
119/ 3.8
340/ 11.0
40
26
78

WNBA Statistics
YEAR G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
33/32
246- 596
.413
23- 113
.204
196- 238
.824
176/ 5.3
711/ 21.5
146
24
89
2012
24/17
177-396
.447
28-83
.337
132-165
.800
119/ 5.0
514/ 21.4
69
27
60
2011
33/30
235-554
.424
19-72
.264
223-287
.777
173/ 5.2
712/ 21.6
84
32
72
2010
34/34
246- 603
.408
33-126
.262
191- 238
.803
167/ 4.9
716/ 21.1
105
21
66
2009
34/10
160- 336
.476
15- 51
.294
100- 135
.741
105/ 3.1
435/ 12.8
71
12
74
Totals
158/123
1064-2485
.428
118- 445
.265
842-1063
.792
740/ 4.7
3088/ 19.5
475
116
361
 
College Statistics
YEAR G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2009
39/ 39
329- 753
.437
43- 140
.307
200- 269
.743
362/ 9.3
901/ 23.1
73
42
164
2008
36/ 35
321- 688
.467
50- 169
.296
166- 228
.728
321/ 8.9
858/ 23.8
54
41
148
2007
34/ 34
282- 556
.507
43- 118
.364
140- 193
.725
359/ 10.6
747/ 22.0
59
55
109
2006
29/ 0
107- 229
.467
6- 20
.300
46- 83
.554
216/ 7.4
266/ 9.2
46
23
57
Totals
138/108
1039-2226
.467
142- 447
.318
552- 773
.714
1258/ 9.1
2772/ 20.1
232
161
478