Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry is the 18th player in league history with at least 5,000 career points.
Photo: Jessica Hill/AP
Photo: Jessica Hill/AP

Dream’s Angel McCoughtry named 2018 WNBA All-Star 

Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry earned her fifth WNBA All-Star selection Tuesday.

After taking the 2017 season off to rest, McCoughtry has averaged 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and 1.4 steals through 22 games in her return to the Dream.

McCoughtry will be the sole representative from the Dream on the 2018 all-star roster after three Dream players— former point guard Layshia Clarendon, shooting guard Tiffany Hayes and center Elizabeth Williams— were selected last season.

McCoughtry, a two-time Olympian in her ninth season with the Dream, is one of 22 players selected to the roster by fans, a media panel, current WNBA players and head coaches. Fans accounted for 40 percent of the vote while media, players and coaches each represented 20 percent.

The 2018 All-Star roster included former All-Stars Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker who will serve as team captains. Seattle head coach Dan Hughes will coach Team Delle Donne and Phoenix head coach Sandy Brondello will lead Team Parker.

The finalized rosters, which will not be separated by conference but by team captain and coach selection for the first time, will be announced Thursday at 8 p.m. during ESPN2’s broadcast of the Mystics game agains the Dallas Wings. On July 27, the starting lineups of each All-Star team will be revealed on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET.

Some of the biggest names on the 2018 All-Star roster are Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi.

The 2018 WNBA All-Star game will be played on July 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Target Center in Minneapolis and will be televised nationally by ABC.

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