Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Dream re-signed All-Star
guard/forward Angel McCoughtry to a multi-year contract on Thursday.
McCoughtry won her first WNBA scoring title in 2012, averaging 21.4 points
along with 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She also helped
Team USA win gold at the London Olympics.
"We're very excited to have Angel back," said Dream head coach and general
manager Fred Williams. "She's an Olympian and elite player who has played
extremely well during her WNBA career in Atlanta, and it's exciting to know
she will continue to build her career with the Dream. Angel has helped us
reach the Finals twice, and wants to continue to contribute that success as
part of the team."
McCoughtry has spent her entire four-year career in Atlanta after coming to
the Dream as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft. In her first
season, she averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.2 steals
while being named WNBA Rookie of the Year.
The 26-year-old has helped guide the team to four consecutive playoff
appearances, including back-to-back trips to the WNBA Finals in 2010-11.
In 2011, McCoughtry averaged a career-high 21.6 points en route to being named
to the All-WNBA First Team and the WNBA All-Defensive First Team.
In 125 career games with the Dream, McCoughtry has averaged 19.0 points, 4.5
rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals.
"I'm happy and excited to be able to continue my career with the Atlanta
Dream," said McCoughtry. "Atlanta is now my home, as well as the only WNBA
team I've ever played for, and I look forward to competing for more
championships with my teammates in the years to come."
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