41 Facts About Angel McCoughtry


Angel Lajuane McCoughtry was born on September 10,1986 and is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.


Angel McCoughtry was selected first overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA draft and was considered its franchise player during her tenure with the team.


Angel McCoughtry has played overseas in Turkey, Slovakia, Lebanon, Hungary and Russia.


Angel McCoughtry was born in Baltimore on September 9,1986, to Roi and Sharon Angel McCoughtry.


Angel McCoughtry's father had played the forward position at Coppin State University in west Baltimore.


Angel McCoughtry first played basketball at the Northwood recreation center in northeast Baltimore and later became a standout in high school at the St Frances Academy in east Baltimore.


Angel McCoughtry attended The Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina before entering college at the University of Louisville.


Angel McCoughtry led the Big East Conference in scoring, rebounding, and steals, while breaking school records for most steals in a season, most points in a season, and most points in a game.


Angel McCoughtry played a key role in Louisville's upset of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2008 Big East tournament.


Angel McCoughtry broke the record for career scoring by a Louisville women's basketball player during the first game of her senior year.


Angel McCoughtry recorded her second triple-double in a December 2008 game against the University of Hartford.


Angel McCoughtry was selected 1st overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft.


En route to the finals, Angel McCoughtry set a WNBA playoff record with 42 points in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Liberty.


Angel McCoughtry was voted as a WNBA all-star for the first time in her career.


In Game 2 of the Finals, Angel McCoughtry had set Finals records for most points in a quarter and most points in a game.


In 2013, Angel McCoughtry re-signed with the Dream to a multi-year deal once her rookie contract expired.


The Lynx would sweep the Dream in the Finals, as Angel McCoughtry had a less-than stellar performance this time, scoring under 20 points in each game throughout the series.


In 2015, Angel McCoughtry averaged 20.1 ppg and was voted as a WNBA all-star for the fourth time in her career, but the Dream never made it to the playoffs, making it Angel McCoughtry's first season without playing in the playoffs.


The Dream beat the Storm in the first round elimination game as Angel McCoughtry scored 37 points in the win.


In February 2018, it was announced that Angel McCoughtry re-signed with the Dream to a multi-year deal.


Towards the end of the season, Angel McCoughtry suffered a left knee injury that would keep her out for the rest of season.


In 2019, Angel McCoughtry would continue to be sidelined with a knee injury, causing her to miss the entire 2019 season.


In February 2020, Angel McCoughtry left the Dream after 12 years of being with the franchise, signing with the Las Vegas Aces in free agency.


Angel McCoughtry would have a resurgence in the 2020 season and would immediately enter the starting lineup for the Aces.


Angel McCoughtry appeared to have returned to all-star form, playing in all 22 games while averaging career-highs in field goal shooting, three-point shooting and free throw shooting.


Angel McCoughtry's playing time would be increased in the playoffs and it would be her first playoff appearance since 2016.


In February 2022, Angel McCoughtry signed with the Minnesota Lynx as an unrestricted free agent.


Angel McCoughtry played two games for the Lynx, averaging 6.0 points.


Angel McCoughtry was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.


Angel McCoughtry earned most valuable player honors at the Ekaterinburg International Invitational Tournament, as she helped the USA Basketball team win the competition.


Angel McCoughtry was one of twenty players named to the national team pool.


Angel McCoughtry was selected to be a member of the National team representing the US at the World Championships held in September and October 2010.


Angel McCoughtry led the team in steals with a total of 24.


Angel McCoughtry was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball game.


Angel McCoughtry was one of 21 finalists for the US Women's Olympic Basketball Team Roster.


Angel McCoughtry was selected and was part of the US team that won the gold medal.


Since being drafted in the WNBA, Angel McCoughtry has played every off-season overseas.


From 2011 to 2015, Angel McCoughtry played four off-seasons for Fenerbahce Istanbul of the EuroLeague.


In May 2017, Angel McCoughtry signed with Homenetmen Antelias of the Lebanese league; which she won the championship with.


Angel McCoughtry grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from St Frances Academy, then spent one year at The Patterson School in North Carolina while working to attain NCAA Division I academic eligibility.


In November 2016, Angel McCoughtry announced that she's opening an ice cream store called "Angel McCoughtry's Ice Cream" in Atlanta for January 2017.