WNBA Star Angel McCoughtry Plans To Rest For The 2017

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Former University of Louisville star and Atlanta Dreams guard Angel McCoughtry is making plans to take a break from the WNBA for the 2017 season.

“Angel has decided to take the time she feel she needs for her long-term health. We respect her decision and look forward to her return,” Dream President Theresa Wenzel said. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take some time off,” McCoughtry said. “I know this decision will allow me to come back and play to the best of my ability.”

McCoughtry finished last season with 19.5 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. She was drafted in 2009 as the no. 1 overall pick and played her entire career with the Atlanta Dream. Known for her scoring ability and clutch play, the Atlanta Dream will try to fill in the spot along with Tiffany Hayes, Layshia Clarendon, and Elizabeth Williams. The Dream will open their first game of the season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 13.