Angel McCoughtry Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week
ATLANTA DREAMS ANGEL McCOUGHTRY NAMED WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- McCoughtry earns her seventh career WNBA Player of the Week honor -
ATLANTA, July 2, 2012 Atlanta Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry was named the WNBAs Eastern Conference Player of the Week presented by Boost Mobile for regular season games played June 25-July 1, the league office announced Monday.
McCoughtry led the Dream to a 2-1 record for the week, including wins over Eastern Conference rival Indiana and Tulsa. In the process, she led the conference in scoring (22.3 ppg), was tied for second in blocks (1.67 bpg), and tied for eleventh in rebounds (5.7 rpg) for the week, while also contributing 2.3 assists per outing.
She opened the week June 26 with a game-high 22 points in a 70-58 victory over the Indiana Fever in which she also posted five boards, two blocks, two assists, and two steals. Three days later she again led all scorers in a 102-92 road win over the Tulsa Shock, notching 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks.
McCoughtry closed out the week Sunday with 21 points in a 71-69 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Sky, marking the sixth straight game she tallied at least 20 points.
For McCoughtry, the league leader this season in both scoring (22.6 ppg) and steals (3.15 spg), the Player of the Week award presented by Boost Mobile is the seventh such honor of her career and her first of the season.
Dream fans can vote for McCoughtry as the WNBAs Best Player for the July 11 ESPY Awards by visiting ESPN.com/ESPYS.
San Antonio Silver Stars forward Sophia Young was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile were Chicagos Sylvia Fowles, Connecticuts Asjha Jones, and Washingtons Crystal Langhorne in the East, and, in the West, Minnesotas Rebekkah Brunson, Phoenixs DeWanna Bonner, and Seattles Sue Bird.
The Atlanta Dream is in its fifth season this summer at Philips Arena as part of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), the worlds longest-running womens professional sports league. The Dream is the defending two-time, back-to-back Eastern Conference Champion. The next home game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Sky. Single game, group and season tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.