WNBA star Angel McCoughtry, this time is taking rest to recover both physically and mentally. Her fans won't see her playing the 2017 WNBA but she has reportedly assured being active the following year.
Angel, being a lesbian has an amazing love life with actress Brande Elise and we believe the news they might get married soon. So, let us discuss the wonderful career of Angel including her relationship with girlfriend Brande in this section.
Angel McCoughtry: Not Participating in 2017 WNBA
Angel has no feeling of regrets being out of the WNBA this season. All she wanted is to rest and recover from playing professional basketball year-round.
She has decided to take a break just to recover both physically and mentally. Angel is not been active in games since May; however, she addressed that she's physically ready to get back.
She will be back in the game next month at the USA Basketball camp in California before joining the EuroLeague's Dynamo Kursk in Russia in the month of October.
She is taking the stand just to maintain and prolong her career same as Candace Parker who sat out of the 2015 season to rest and Diana Taurasi; missed the entire 2015 season.
McCoughtry was dealing with the pain from plantar fasciitis and tendinitis and that's the reason behind her announcement in January. She said,
"We need that'' rest. Who can play basketball all year with no break for years and years and years? We're not machines, we're not robots. It's (illogical), so you really need that time off just for your mental, number one, and then for your body.''
Angel, however, is busy these days managing her ice cream business in Atlanta's Castleberry Hill area. The shop was opened in the month of June.
Well, everyone needs a time off from all such busy schedule....Right.....???
Angel McCoughtry: See Her Career
Angel plays for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association. She soon made a name for herself as an outstanding scorer with amazing penetration and a penchant for drawing the foul.
She had the best season of her career in the year 2011 season in WNBA with an average of 21.6 ppg. It was the same time McCoughtry was voted as a WNBA all-star for the first time.
During the 2012 season, the Dream suspended Angel indefinitely for some unspecified reasons. In addition, she re-signed with the Dream to a multi-year deal in 2013.
In the 2013 season, McDoughtry won her second scoring title with an average score of 21.5 ppg with a hike of 2.7 spg.
A moment at the party.
Angel averaged 20.1 ppg in 2015 and was voted as a WNBA all-star for the fourth time in her career.
Besides WNBA, McCoughtry is also associated with the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.
She earned most valuable player honors at the Ekaterinburg International Invitational Tournament as she helped the team win the game.
She won two golds in London 2012 Olympic Games and the next in Pio 2016 Olympics including with two golds in World Championship.
Angel was one of the players chosen to represent the USA at the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics. She was selected to be the member of the National team representing the USA at the World Championships in the year 2010.
WNBA Star Angel McCoughtry: Her Fiance Brande Elise, soon-to-be a Married Couple
Olympic gold medalist Angel came out about her love life with actress Brande Elise via Instagram posts.
Elise is a budding actress and a social media blogger. Angel and Elise were long-time friends. They met for the first time through a mutual friend.
Angel soon fell for the lady and without wasting time she gave an interview on Elise's blog.
Apparently, the couple got engaged in Turkey surrounded by the teammates. The news about the very event was secret until a documentary video was posted on YouTube in November.
Angel disclosed her sexuality on social media in 2015. She came out as a lesbian with an Instagram post that wrote,
"Yes we been discriminated against! We lost friends! Family members are upset! They said I disgraced my religion! One thing I do know is that LOVE is a great feeling! My last overseas team threatened my job if i didn't write a fake letter on social media saying my relationship was a lie."
"But all i know, Love is a great feeling! I understand we all judge and its in human nature, but the more i speak to God i never feel judgement front he man upstairs, even tho he has all the power too! He tells me to fall, learn, and grow because thats life."
"But to always keep my heart pure and believe totally in him. All i know love is a great feeling and GOD is Love."
Well, the gorgeous couple is almost ready to start their married life soon; most probably after Olympics through EffYeahMark.
Quick Facts about Angel McCoughtry
- Born on 10 September 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Daughter of Roi and Sharon McCoughtry.
- Has two younger sisters, Kristina and Joy.
- Graduated from St. Frances Academy and later joined The Patterson School in North Carolina.
- Has the height of 6'1" and wears jersey number 35.
- Announced that she's opening an ice cream store called "McCoughtry's Ice Cream" in Atlanta for January 2017.
- Was declared Big East Player of the Year during her sophomore year in 2006-2007.
- Was selected 1st overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft.
- Completed her college career at the University of Louisville in 2009.
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