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Angel McCoughtry (born September 10, 1986) is a professional basketball player who completed her college career at the University of Louisville in 2009. She was selected first overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft. She also plays for the Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahçe Istanbul in the EuroLeague Women.[1][2] </p>

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. She was named Big East Player of the Year during her sophomore year in 2006-2007. In the summer of 2007, McCoughtry represented the United States on the Pan American Games women's basketball team.[3] During her junior year at Louisville, McCoughtry broke her own records for points and steals on the season, and tied her own single-game scoring record. She played a key role in Louisville's upset of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2008 Big East conference tournament.[4] In addition, McCoughtry was named an All-American by several organizations as a junior.[5] </p>



McCoughtry broke the record for career scoring by a Louisville women's basketball player during the first game of her senior year.[6] She recorded her second triple-double (points, rebounds, steals) in a December 2008 game against the University of Hartford.[7] She was selected 1st overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft.[8]



==USA Basketball==

McCoughtry was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.[9] The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team travelled to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they competed in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.[9]

McCoughtry earned most valuable player honors at the Ekaterinburg International Invitational Tournament, as she helped the USA Basketball team win the competition.[10]



McCoughtry was one of twenty players named to the national team pool. Twelve of this group will be chosen to represent the USA in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.[11]



McCoughtry was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball.[12] This game replaces the normal WNBA All-Star game with WNBA All-Stars versus USA Basketball, as part of the preparation for the FIBA World Championship for Women to be held in the Czech Republic during September and October 2010.[13]



On September 8, 2010 as a member of the Atlanta Dream, McCoughtry scored a WNBA playoff record at 42 points in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Liberty. The Dream won the game 105-93 and advanced to the 2010 WNBA Finals.



===Personal life===

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. She is listed at 6'1" tall and wears jersey number 35.



==References==

  1. Angel McCoughtry signed for Fenerbahce
  2. Fenerbahçe swoop for McCoughtry
  3. "FIFTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 2007". USA Basketball. http://www.usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=wpag_2007. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. http://www.nj.com/rutgerswomen/index.ssf/2008/03/rutgers_upset_by_louisville_bo.html
  5. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/040308aas.html
  6. "No. 9 Louisville eases by Austin Peay". USA Today. 2006-04-18. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores108/108322/NCAAW835709.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  7. "Ex-Star Laments Comets' Demise". The New York Times. 2008-12-14. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/sports/basketball/14women.html?ref=basketball. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  8. http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2008/11/09/06/09SUA1S18.source.prod_affiliate.79.pdf
  9. 9.0 9.1 "USA Basketball Women's National Team To Tip-Off Training Tomorrow In D.C.". USA Basketball. http://usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=09_wnt_fall_invitees_add_rm. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  10. "USA Women’s National Team Outguns UMMC Ekaterinburg To Capture 2009 Ekaterinburg International Invitational Title". USA Basketball. http://www.usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=09_wnt_ekaterinburg_03. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  11. "Charles, Moore lead U.S. pool additions". ESPN. 3 March 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=4962145. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  12. "Six Olympic Gold Medalists Among 11-Member Team Set To Participate In WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun Game". USA Basketball. 30 June 2010. http://www.usabasketball.com/womens/national/10_wnt_sats_roster.html. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  13. "FIBA World Championship for Women". FIBA. http://czechrepublic2010.fiba.com/. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 



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