Angel McCoughtry was born on 10th September 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an American basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Dream team of Women’s National Basketball Association. Her full name is Angel Lajuane McCoughtry. She is of black ethnicity. She was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father is Roi McCoughtry and her mother is Sharon McCoughtry. Since an early age, she was fond of playing basketball. Her nationality is American.
In 2015, she revealed her sexuality on social media and declared herself to be a lesbian when she uploaded a picture of herself with her fiancé on Instagram.
Her fiancé is her friend Brande Elise. Brande Elise is an actress and a blogger. They got engaged in Turkey and the news of their engagement reveled in November 2015. She received a heavy criticism after revealing her sexuality and engagement with Brande Elise but she intelligently expresses herself that she does not bother about the judgmental society.
Career: She established herself as a successful professional basketball player at a very early age. She has gained million of fans with her outstanding performance. She plays as a Small forward, forward and guard. She Became the Rookie of the Year of WNBA with her debut in 2009.
During 2006-2007 she was declared the Big East Player of the year. In 2007 she represented the United States in Pan American Games being a part of Women’s basketball team.
In 2009 she got selected by the Atlanta Dream for WNBA Draft and is considered to be a franchise player of the team. She has also played outside the country in Slovakia, Russia, Hungry and Turkey.
She won a gold medal in Olympics. She has also played for a Turkish Team named Fenerbahce Istanbul. She has also been part of a Turkish team Mersin BSB in the Turkish women Basketball League. She has been honored with numerous awards for her contribution to the game of basketball.
Education: She graduated from St. Frances Academy. Thereafter, she spent a year at The Patterson School in North California, America along with trying to become eligible for NCAA Division I academic. She has completed her high school education from The Patterson School in Lenoir, North California and Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.
She completed her education at the University of Louisville in 2009. She played a major role in Louisville’s upset of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the Big East Conference tournament of 2008. While playing the first game of her senior year she broke the record for career scoring by a Women basketball player of the University of Louisville. In December 2008, she made the record of her second triple-double in a game against the University of Hartford. She became the leading scorer of the University of Louisville in 2008.
Angel McCoughtry Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.2 Million US Dollars
Her estimated net worth is $1.2 million US dollars as of 2017. This young and talented woman is among one of the highest paid WNBA players and her current market value is $2,700,000. She has signed contracts of worth $755,000. In 2015, she received a heavy amount of $180,000 in salary. Such an excellent net worth includes stock investments, properties, endorsements, sponsorships, advertisements, contracts and so on. Her hard work has paid her a lot in the form of success and wealth. She is quite popular over the social media network and has a huge fan following.
Angel Mccoughtry Business Model
Being an athlete and profession basketball player the source of her income revolves around the game mainly. But further, she has signed numerous contracts of millions with the teams she has played for or is about to play. Moreover, she has started investing in some business ventures also which are adding more to her wealth. She has various deals of sponsorships and endorsements as well.
In November 2016, she declared that she is planning to establish an ice cream store named McCoughtry’s Ice Cream in Atlanta which will be in process from January 2017. Further, she is not playing in the 2017 season because she has planned to take rest.
This young woman athlete has achieved a great success and wealth at such an early age which is the outcome of her endless efforts and continuous hard work.
She has expressed herself well on a larger platform and the way she revealed her sexuality was in itself a tough job which she made easy and it implies at the higher level of her potential.
She has stated many times that she doesn’t care about the judgments of society and people around her. To her love and God are above of all and she is happy with the way she is. We wish her more luck and success in her career.