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.