· Angel McCoughtry,WNBA,Down Low Database

The Basics

Position: Guard/Forward

Current Team: Las Vegas Aces | #35

Draft: 2009 | Louisville | 1st round (1st overall)

Key Accolades: Rookie of the Year (2009), All Star (2011, 2013-2015, 2018), All-WNBA (2010, 2011, 2013-2016), All-Defensive (2010, 2011, 2013-2016)

The Down Low

For most of her career, Angel's name was synonymous with the Atlanta Dream and Atlanta basketball. She took the Dream to the playoffs 7 times, including to 2 finals. Angel led the way with her athleticism, defense, and scoring ability. (She holds the record for most points in the playoffs at 42). When she was injured in 2018, and was not able to return in 2019, there was some concern about her ability to comeback to past form. Luckily, that concern was misplaced. While she was on a new team in 2020 and playing less minutes, her 14 points per game helped propel the Las Vegas Aces into the playoffs and to the WNBA finals.

 Beyond just her play, Angel knows how to make a statement on the court. It was Angel who advocated to add Breonna Taylor's name to the WNBA jerseys for the 2020 season. The concept was thought through:

We know that your jersey is so important, because it's basically your personal brand, your jersey is who you are. People buy your jersey. They don't buy your shorts, they don't buy your headbands. I thought if we could put the names on there, that was a great way to advocate while we play.

Later that season, she made another on-court statement, honoring WNBA legend Tina Thompson by sporting her iconic lipstick look during a game.

If all that weren't enough, I am losing my mind learning about all the other things Angel has done and done very well:

Basically, if you have the chance, bet on Angel.

Notable Quotables

[W]hen women speak out — listen to them. Share their ideas. Don’t stomp on them. Because I’m sure most husbands out here got most of their success from a strong woman that’s in the background. Women are doing their thing. And we’re past that stage of hiding the women’s voices. It’s 2020. We’re speaking out now and we just want our voices heard.

Highlight Reel

Highlight Photo

Modelling her vision come to fruition.

Know Your Meme

Angel iconically jumped on the media table to hype up the crowd after a big playoff win, only to quickly remember she was in the wubble, no fans were there, and she was just yelling at WNBA Commissioner Cathy Englebert.

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