2017 All-Star | Why You Should Vote For Seimone Augustus

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

In her 12th season in the WNBA, Seimone Augustus is having a career year.

Through 13 games this season, Augustus is arguably shooting the ball better than she ever has in her career and she’s added yet another element to her offensive game.

Those are just a couple reasons why you should vote for Augustus for the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle.

“The way that she is playing and what she is getting done, embracing a variety of ways to score,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “Her attracting attention to get (the ball) to someone else to get an easy bucket or her coming off of pin-downs and doing her thing, Seimone’s timing is impeccable. When it’s time to do something and when to make the right play.

“I think she is having a great season so far.”

The veteran guard is shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 52.4 percent from three (second highest percentage of her career) and 91.7 percent from the free throw line (second highest of her career).

Compared to last season, Augustus has seen her shooting percentages jump 4.4 percent from the field, 19.1 percent from behind the arc and 11.3 percent from the free throw line.

So far this season, Augustus is averaging 11.6 points, a career-high 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Her 3.5 assists a game are up from 2.4 in 2016.

Augustus is certainly off to a great start to the 2017 season. And that’s why she deserves your vote to get into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle.

Voting for the All-Star Game ends at 8 p.m. CT on July 6. To see the early return voting results, which were released on Thursday, click here.

Top Three Games Of 2017

3. June 11 against Dallas Wings

In the 91-74 win over the Wings, Augustus recorded a nice all-around game with six points, a season-high nine assists and five rebounds.

In 31-plus minutes, Augustus went 2-of-7 from the field and shot a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

2. June 9 against Washington Mystics 

In the 98-73 win over the Mystics, Augustus shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, including 2-for-2 from three, to finish with 14 points.

Augustus, who played 21-plus minutes in the game, also tallied three rebounds and three assists.

1. May 20 against Dallas Wings 

In the 89-87 win over the Wings, Augustus had arguably her best game of the season. She finished with a season-high 18 points and hit the go-ahead shot with just a few seconds remaining to give Minnesota the win.

Along with her 18 points, Augustus had three rebounds and two assists in 33-plus minutes.


Check out this photo gallery from Augustus’ season so far: