The Three-Time Gold Medalist and Eight-Time All-Star Returns For Second Season in LA
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks announced today the re-signing of four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus. The Sparks first signed Augustus during the 2020 free agency period. In 21 appearances for the Sparks last season at IMG Academy, Augustus averaged 5.9 points in 15.8 minutes per game, shooting a proficient 49.1% from the field and 54.5% on 3-pointers.
“Seimone Augustus is a four-time champion who demonstrated her invaluable leadership experience last year,” General Manager/Head Coach Derek Fisher said. “She brings efficient outside shooting, scoring in bunches, and an elite basketball IQ on both ends of the floor that will be important for us next season. We’re excited she’ll be continuing her storied career in Los Angeles.”
Drafted No. 1 overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx, Augustus has put together one the most prolific basketball careers in professional basketball history. Her accolades include winning four championships (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), eight All-Star appearances (2006, 2007, 2001, 2013-2015, 2017, 2018), and making six-All-WNBA teams. Augustus is also a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist with USA Basketball (2008, 2012, 2016).
Augustus ranks 10th in WNBA history in scoring with 6005 points and has averaged 15.4 points per game throughout her career. Her career 48% field goal percentage is seventh best in league history. She also has career averages of 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, and has shot 36.4% on 3-pointers for her career. She’s played in 58 playoff games, starting 56, and averaged 15.5 points on 45.2% shooting in the postseason.
“I’m really excited to continue my career in Los Angeles and build on what we started last season,” Augustus said. “This organization is filled with young players and veterans ready to compete and grow as a team. I’m motivated to help lead this group into the next era of Sparks basketball.”
Augustus played collegiately at LSU where she won back-to-back Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards in 2005 and 2006 while guiding her team to three consecutive Final Four appearances. She is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.