LSU legend Seimone Augustus announces retirement, next step in career
Former LSU star Seimone Augustus has elected to end her playing career after 15 seasons, and move on with the Los Angeles Sparks.
A four-time WNBA champion, Augustus will retire and join the Sparks bench as a third assistant coach, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Her 6,005 points rank ninth on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list. Last season, she averaged 5.9 points a game and shot 54.5 percent from 3-point range in 21 regular-season appearances off the bench.
Among her career accolades, Augustus was an eight-time WNBA All-Star, a six-time All-WNBA selection, a four-time WNBA Champion, a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and a WNBA Finals MVP.
At LSU, Augustus had her jersey (33) retired in 2010. She was the National Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and the No. 1 draft pick by the Minnesota Lynx in 2006.
She started a school-record 140 games in her LSU career, and ended her career second at LSU in career points with 2,702. She had 72 20-plus point games in her career. Augustus also scored in double figures in a school record 97 straight games, and scored in double digits in 132 of 140 career games, the most in NCAA history.
The 6-foot-1 star came from Baton Rouge’s Capitol High School, and came to LSU as the Girl’s Basketball National Player of the Year.