For the third time in four weeks and second week in a row, Atlanta Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry has been named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
McCoughtry led Atlanta to a 78-77 victory at Connecticut on Sunday with 34 points, which tied the highest single-game output in the WNBA this season. She tied her career high with 14 made field goals, and also added five rebounds, three steals, two assists.
The victory, which came in Atlanta’s only game of the week, improved the Dream’s overall mark to 7-1, which is tops in the league and the best record through eight games in franchise history.
McCoughtry, who earned the 10th Player of the Week award of her career, is currently ranked second in the league in scoring (21.3) and steals (3.5), fifth in assists (4.6), and 13th in rebounding (6.3).
Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Chicago’s Epiphanny Prince in the East, as well as Los Angeles’ Lindsey Harding and Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota’s Maya Moore, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, San Antonio’s Danielle Robinson and Seattle’s Tina Thompson in the West.
The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is in its sixth season at Philips Arena as part of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011.