Angel McCoughtry Named to 2018 WNBA All-Star Game
With Atlanta, McCoughtry has become their career leader in games played, points scored, made field goals, assists, and steals. Her 378 points is most on the team this season. She also leads the team in assists with 74. McCoughtry is shooting an impressive 85% from the field this year.
McCoughtry is on Team Parker and joins the ranks of Candace Parker (Sparks, 5th All-Star selection), Nneka Ogwumike (Sparks, 5th), Chiney Ogwumike (Sun, 2nd), Maya Moore (Lynx, 6th), Tina Charles (Liberty, 6th), Liz Cambage (Wings, 2nd), Allie Quigley (Sky, 2nd), Jewell Lloyd (Storm, 1st), Chelsea Gray (Sparks, 2nd), and Skylar Diggins-Smith (Wings, 4th).
The opposing Team Delle Donne consists of Elena Delle Donne (Mystics, 5th), A'ja Wilson (Aces, 1st), Breanna Stewart (Storm, 2nd), Brittney Griner (Mercury, 5th), Sylvia Fowles (Lynx, 5th), DeWanna Bonner (Mercury, 2nd), Kristi Toliver (Mystics, 2nd), Diana Taurasi (Mercury, 9th), Kayla McBride (Aces, 2nd), Sue Bird (Storm, 11th), and Seimone Augustus (Lynx, 8th).
The game will be held on Saturday, July 28 in Minneapolis. You can catch the game on ABC at 3:30 p.m.
First, Donovan Mitchell won Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. The former Louisville basketball player was runner-up for Rookie of the Year and won the NBA Dunk Contest. "Spida-D" has earned a reputation early on in the pros and has been nothing but humble and thankful. Congratulations to this young man on his success!
Second, I wanted to take a moment to discuss the recipients for the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The winner this year was actually a combination of hundreds of women. 141 were able to make the event to accept the award.
The winners received an extended standing ovation from the crowd as the group joined hands on stage.
"To all the survivors out there, don't let anyone rewrite your story. Your truth does matter. You matter. And you are not alone," said Aly Raisman, a two-time Olympian and Sister Survivor member.
As a member of a site that prides itself in covering women's sports it brings me joy to see that hundreds of women have gotten the justice they deserve and that their voices have been heard.
Other News and Notes
Speaking of Walz and WBB, Coach brings in the USA U 18 squad for practice staring today in Colorado Springs, CO. They'll start group play on August 1st in Mexico City.
Volleyball mini-plan tickets have been released. Season tickets were released a short while ago, but now there is an option to attend four of the premiere matches this season -- including rival Kentucky. For those who cannot make it out to every game this season this package is a great alternative to make it out to just a small portion of the season while still getting to enjoy the action.
You can catch Paulie and Worldwide on the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour tomorrow with hopes of a special guest or two. Case nor myself will be able to make it in the studio, but we hope to make it back next week!
Happy Friday and Go Cards!
- Jared -