LSU women’s basketball unveils Seimone Augustus statue

Seimone Augustus’ presence will forever be felt outside Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU honored the legend with a statue on Sunday.

Augustus played at LSU from 2002-06, where she has a strong argument as the greatest player in program history. She spent 15 years playing professional basketball, and she was a four-time champion and eight-time all-star in the WNBA.

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Here’s a video of Kim Mulkey helping to pull the cover off the statue prior to the game.

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Augustus is the first female athlete in LSU history to get a statue. Her number was previously retired in 2010. Athletic director Scott Woodward said Augustus helped transform LSU women’s basketball.

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She was a two-time SEC player of the year and the top overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft. She was national player of the year in her senior campaign and helped lead LSU to three final fours.

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