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Angel McCoughtry

  • As of Feb. 20, 2020.

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 & 2016 Olympics, 2010 & 2014 FIBA World Cups, 2007 Pan American Games.
  • International Invitational: 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational (gold).
  • Is 58-1 in USA Basketball games played.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team:
    • The game against University of Louisville marked the first USA competition for McCoughtry in the 2017-20 quadrennium, and she helped the USA secure a 97-54 victory over her alma mater; scored 11 points, had three boards and a pair of assists.
    • Participated in the USA's February 2019 training camp in South Carolina.
  • 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 31-0 record and earn gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championships; also aided the USA to a 22-1 exhibition record during that time. 
  • Earned her second Olympic gold in 2016 after averaging 9.5 ppg.; shot 60.8 percent from the field (31-51 FGs) to rank fifth among all competitors in the 16-team field for field goal percentage.
  • Averaged 9.4 ppg. to help the 2016 USA National Team to a 4-0 exhibition slate.
  • Competed for the USA National Team during its 2015 European Tour. Averaged a team-high of 14.0 ppg. in helping the USA to a 4-0 record.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball World Championship Team that compiled a perfect 6-0 record en route to claiming gold at the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul and qualifying the U.S. for the 2016 Olympic Games. Also helped the USA earn a 4-1 exhibition record. 
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • 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; traded to the Las Vegas Aces on Feb. 10, 2020.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2011, 2015.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016.
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2009.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2009.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2009.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018.
  • EuroLeague Title: 2017
  • Sidelined by injury in the 2018 season.
  • Averaged a league-high 2.4 spg. in 2014 to aid Atlanta to a 19-15 record and the Eastern Conference semifinals. 
  • Helped lead Fenerbache in 2013-14 to a 14-0 record in EuroLeague regular-season play, the only undefeated team in the league.
  • Played at least part of seven seasons (2009-10 to present) in Europe, first for Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia), split the 2010-11 season with MKB Euroleasing (Hungary), transferred to Fenerbache (Turkey) midway through the year and played for Fener since then and through the middle of the 2014-15 season, helping the club to EuroLeague runner-up finishes 2013 and 2014, and Mersin (Turkey) in 2016.
  • 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, and now calls Atlanta home.

  • Daughter of Sharon and Roi McCoughtry, has two younger sisters, Kristina and Joy, and her family relocated to Atlanta.

  • Engaged to Brande Elise.

  • Has two Yorkshire terriers, Bilal and Ruby.

  • Father played basketball at Coppin State.

  • Started the Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation in 2010, which focuses on sportsmanship and self confidence for youth. Also currently is very involved with helping to prevent cervical cancer in Haiti.

  • Is an entrepreneur and currently developing new equipment for basketball players.

  • Has a passion for music, has recorded several songs that are available on iTunes and will be releasing more songs in 2016.

  • Loves to travel and has a travel agency named McCoughtry Travel.

  • Enjoys watching Law and Order, Narcos and American Dad.

  • Earned her bachelor’s degree in communications.

  • 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.

  • Also plays tennis.

  • Keeps her gold medals in a safety deposit box.

  • Has traveled to Brazil once, for the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.

  • Has three tattoos: "Carpe diem" is written on her shoulder, butterflies and flowers are on the inside of her left arm and "mi amore" is inscribed on her ring finger.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2020 WNT 1/1 21.0 3-   5 .600 0-   1 .000 5-   6 .833 3/ 3.0 11/ 11.0 2 0 0 1
2016 OLY 8/0   31- 51 .608 2-   7 .286 11- 14 .786 29/ 3.6 75/  9.4 14   1 6
2016 OLYx 4/0   14- 26 .538 1-   4 .250 9- 11 .818 18/ 4.5 38/  9.5 7   0 5
2015 WNT 4/3   21- 38 .553 3-   7 .429 11- 12 .917 15/ 3.8 56/ 14.0 8   1 8
2014 WC 6/0   16- 32 .500 2-   4 .500 5-   8 .625 13/ 2.2 39/   6.5 7   1 5
2014 WCx 5/2   13- 27 .481 0-   2 .000 5-   7 .714 19/ 3.8 31/   6.2 7   3 11
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 59/9   230-421 .546 23-65 .354 107-145 .738 216/ 3.7 590/ 10.0 85   32 114
     

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