When a veteran plays 8½ seasons in the WNBA, globe-trots for overseas teams during every offseason since college and struts away from two Olympics with a pair of gold medals, it’s easy to wonder what’s left.
But as Angel McCoughtry walks by throngs of children in the Washington Mystics stands for Camp Day on Wednesday, nostalgia creeps up, and she remembers.
“I’m playing for a lot of these kids out there,” she said. “This was me.”
Before the Atlanta Dream forward and Baltimore native evolved into a seven-time WNBA All-Defensive team honoree and four-time All-Star, she and her father, Roi, a forward for Coppin State in the 1970s, used to trek 60 miles to watch...