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McCoughtry set to explore free agency move



Long-time Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry has decided that the time is right for her to test free agency and find a new home in the WNBA.


The nine-season veteran has been the face of the Atlanta Dream franchise since being drafted into the league as the number one overall pick in 2009. Speaking to postupzone.com whilst in South Africa, where she gave a basketball camp for young girls, McCoughtry expressed her desire to see what new adventures lay ahead for her away from Atlanta. “I’m definitely going to test free agency. I have no idea where I’ll end up yet. Hopefully we’ll know by January, in the new year. But I’m just going to say that I’m excited for that journey, to explore the free agency.” She held her cards close to her chest about what potential location or team she’d prefer, choosing only to say, “I like both coasts.”


McCoughtry didn’t participate in the just ended 2019 season due to a knee injury but has since worked her way back to fitness ahead of an exciting WNBA postseason. The University of Louisville Cardinals alum has been hugely loyal to Atlanta where she has played for the entirety of her career, taking her team to the WNBA Finals three times however they came up short on every occasion.


In her time at the Dream she has become a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a two-time Women’s Basketball World Cup winner, a five-time WNBA All-Star and she has twice been the WNBA scoring champion as well as a host of other accolades. McCoughtry has a career average of 19.1 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 3.0 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game. McCoughtry feels she has a lot to offer teams and that the time is right to see what else lies ahead for her in the WNBA.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2012, 2016)


Two-time Women’s Basketball World Cup Champion (2010, 2014)


2015 and 2011 All-WNBA First Team selection


2014 and 2013 All-WNBA Second Team selection


2018, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011 WNBA All-Star


Five-time WNBA All-Defensive First Team honoree (2015,2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)


WNBA All-Defensive Second Team selection (2009)


WNBA Peak Performer Award for winning league scoring titles (2013, 2012)


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)


Averaging 19.5 points (third in WNBA history), 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game in seven seasons in the WNBA


Atlanta Sports Professional Athlete of the Year Finalist (2016)


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