Atlanta Dream: Who will step up while Angel McCoughtry is out?

With their top scorer out, one of these three stars could break out this season

Top scorer Angel McCoughtry is out this season, but these Atlanta Dream teammates are ready to step up.

Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams

Photograph by Kevin D. Liles

Elizabeth Williams
Alma mater Duke University, where she was the first ACC player ever to reach 1,900 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 400 blocks
Joined the Dream 2016
Known for Her incredible defensive presence, which earned her the WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award
Future goals Williams has plans to attend medical school and become a physician after retiring from the WNBA.
Stats Age: 23 | Position: Center | Height: 6’3″ | Points per game: 11.9 | Rebounds per game: 9.1 | Assists per game: 1.2

Tiffany Hayes
Tiffany Hayes

Photograph by Gary Dineen

Tiffany Hayes
Alma mater University of Connecticut, where she helped earn the team two national championships and four Final Four appearances
Joined the Dream 2012
Known for Lightning-quick speed and acrobatic finishes that leave the crowd in awe (and earn her frequent appearances in the WNBA’s “top plays of the week”)
Favorite Atlanta Hangout Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles
Stats Age: 27 | Position: Guard | Height: 5’10” | Points per game: 15 | Rebounds per game: 3.4 | Assists per game: 2.4

Layshia Clarendon
Layshia Clarendon

Photograph by Scott Cunningham

Layshia Clarendon
Alma mater University of California Berkeley, where she graduated as the fourth-leading scorer in school history
Joined the Dream 2016
Known for Toughness and tenacity. Last season was a breakout year for Clarendon, who became one of the top rebounding guards in the WNBA.
Off the Court The self-described “biracial, black, gay, female, genderqueer, and Christian” player is an outspoken activist for social justice and LGBTQ rights.
Stats 
Age: 26 | Position: Guard | Height: 5’9” | Points per game: 10.4 | Rebounds per game: 4.3 | Assists per game: 3.5

See the Dream: The team plays their home opener this weekend against the Chicago Sky at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavillion.

 This article originally appeared in our May 2017 issue.