- Minnesota Lynx 2006 - present
*Seimone Augustuswas born on April 30, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of Seymore and Kim Augustus.High SchoolSeimone went to Capital High School, in Baton Rouge.*College’ Seimone attended Louisiana State University, graduating in 2006, and played basketball for the Lady Tigers.
In her playing career, Seimone was a three-time All American. She won the Naismith College Player of the Year, Wooden Award and Wade Trophy in 2005 and 2006 while leading the LSU to three straight Final Four appearances.
Seimone averaged 19.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game in her collegiate career.
WNBA Seimone was drafted #1 overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx.
Augustus finished her rookie campaign second only to the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi in scoring at 21.9 points per game. Only one player (Taurasi in 2006), had scored more points in a single season. In addition, Seimone finished fifth in free throw percentage (.897). On August 20, she was named the 2006 WNBA Rookie of the Year.
In 2007, Seimone improved to 22.6 points per game, and shot nearly 51% from the field.
An All Star for the second straight year, she finished second to Seattle’s Lauren Jackson in scoring average and played in all 34 games. The Lynx however, finished 10-24, tied with the Los Angeles Sparks for the league’s worst record.
In 2008, Seimone led the charge as the Lynx won their first five games of the season, a feat they had never before accomplished. Since that time, however, they’ve been playing only .500 basketball.
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