Seimone Augustus ● 6 - foot - 0 ● Forward

Bio:

Playing for Team USA this year is the final chapter of a long and emotional road for Seimone Augustus. After winning an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 2008, she was hit hard with a string of injuries and surgeries that made her too out of shape and unhealthy to make the team in 2010. She came back with fire in 2011 leading the Minnesota Lynx to their first ever WNBA championship and being named the Finals MVP.

The 6'0 guard went from being unfit to play for Team USA in 2010 to being a no-brainer addition to the team in 2012. Picking up her second gold medal for Team USA would complete that road to redemption for her.

Aside from her WNBA championship and Finals MVP, The 28-year-old has racked up several other accolades including WNBA Rookie of the Year, two All-Star teams and two All-WNBA teams. She's known best for her crossover and relentless scoring, unafraid to attack the basket in any circumstance.

Augustus fits naturally with Team USA's chemistry this year, notwithstanding the fact her Lynx teammates Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen are on the team too. She is likely to come off the bench during Olympic play as a reliable shooter. During the National Team's four-game exhibition schedule over the past week, Augustus has averaged 12 points on 51 percent shooting, as the team's finalized its preparation for the Olympic Games in London.

National Team Experience:
Gold Medals: 2008 Olympics, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2006 Opals World Challenge, 2005 World University Games, 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women.

WNBA Team:
Minnesota Lynx

Role on National Team:
Aggressive scorer off the bench; excellent ballhandler

Quote:
On winning gold this year: "Once I'm holding that gold medal, tears of joy may run down my face because it has been a journey for me to get back here."

2012 Stats:

MinutesPointsAssistsReboundsFG%
WNBA28.9 16.4 2.2 4.9 51.4
Exhibition22.0 10.4 1.6 2.850.0

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Video

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Postgame: Cheryl Reeve

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve addresses the media after a Game 1 loss to the Mercury.

Postgame: Sandy Brondello

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello addresses the media following a Game 1 victory over the Lynx.

GameTime: Lynx vs. Mercury Game 1 Analysis

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