Former LSU great and Baton Rouge native Seimone Augustus has been selected as a starter for Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Unfortunately, though, Augustus is sitting out the game because of an injury.
The Minnesota Lynx guard has missed her team’s last three games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery July 17. A report on the team’s website lists the 10-year WNBA veteran as out indefinitely.
Nonetheless it’s a significant honor for Augustus. This is her third straight WNBA All-Star selection and sixth time she’s been named as an All-Star in her career.
Augustus received the third-most votes among Western Conference players with 9,599, behind only Skylar Diggins of Tulsa (15,895 votes) and Minnesota teammate Maya Moore (13,706).
An All-WNBA selection in each of the last four seasons, Augustus is averaging 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 13 starts this season.
A two-time national player of the year at LSU and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Augustus is one of 13 players in WNBA history to amass 4,500 points, 900 rebounds, 500 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks.
She recently moved into 16th place on the league’s all-time scoring list with 4,784 career points, which is a Minnesota franchise record.
Augustus is the only former LSU player named to this year’s WNBA All-Star Game (Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ABC).