Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry (center) watches with teammates during the first half of WNBA basketball game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Atlanta Dream won 88-78 over the Indiana Fever. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Dream’s McCoughtry announces intention to play in regular-season finale

Angel McCoughtry will play at least one more game for the Atlanta Dream.

The WNBA star announced on social media Tuesday that she will play in the team’s regular-season finale — 4 p.m. Sept. 8 against the New York Liberty at State Farm Arena. McCoughtry has missed all season with a knee injury. She agreed a two-year deal with the Dream before the 2018 season and becomes a free agent next year.

McCoughtry posted on Instagram: “Proud to announce that I will be playing in the last game September 8th. It’s an honor for all the Atlanta Dream fans to see me in that jersey one more time before the season ends. Can’t wait. #godisgood #blessed #favor”

The Dream will not qualify for the postseason as they currently have the worst record in the league at 5-21.

McCoughtry was the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft in 2009 out of Louisville. She has played nine seasons with the Dream and averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The forward was WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2009 and over her career was a five-time all-star, two-time All-WNBA first team, four-time All-WNBA second team and seven-time WNBA All-Defensive team., McCoughtry also was a two-time WNBA scoring champion in back-to-back years of 2012 and 2013 with 21.4 and 21.5 points per game respectively. She has also played professionally in Turkey, Slovakia, Lebanon, Hungary and Russia.

McCoughtry also was part of the Team USA gold medal winning teams in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. 

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