Four-Time WNBA Champion Seimone Augustus to be Inducted into Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus as one of inductees of the Class of 2024. The announcement was made in Phoenix, Ariz., the site of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and televised live on ESPN2. 

Augustus, a first-time nominee, will become only the second Lynx player in franchise history to be elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining Lindsay Whalen who was selected in 2022. She will become the fourth all-time Lynx to receive this prestigious honor alongside Whalen, Katie Smith (2018) and Teresa Edwards (2011). The Baton Rouge, La. native’s WNBA career spanned across 16 years, earning her four WNBA Championships with Minnesota (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), six All-WNBA selections (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and eight All-Star nods (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018). 

Selected as the first overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by Minnesota out of Louisiana State University, Augustus finished her prolific career having seen action in 391 games (365 starts) and owns career totals of 6,005 points, 1,228 rebounds, 911 assists, 280 steals and 133 blocks. She ranks in the top 15 in WNBA history in regular season scoring (14th) and field goals made (2,455, eighth), and is also eighth all-time among playoff scorers (901 points) and second behind Maya Moore in points scored in the WNBA Finals (362). Her Lynx franchise records include points scored (5,881) and field goals made (2,401), while her 370 career games played in a Minnesota jersey are the most by any player, with the next closest being Whalen’s 283. 

In addition to her four WNBA Championships, which also includes 2011 WNBA Finals MVP honors, Augustus cemented her legacy with three Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012 and 2016) with Team USA and two FIBA World Championship medals (2006 and 2014).  

Minnesota retired Augustus’ number 33 jersey on May 29, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn., immortalizing her place in the Target Center rafters. Her legacy also lives on at LSU, where her number 33 hangs in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and her statue stands outside the arena, making her the first female athlete in school history to have a statue unveiled in her honor.  

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 17 in Springfield, Mass. at the Springfield Symphony Hall.