Rookie sensation Augustus added to USA roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- WNBA rookie sensation Seimone Augustus was added Tuesday to the USA Basketball Women's World Championship team along with All-Stars Yolanda Griffith and Alana Beard.
Augustus, the former college player of the year with LSU, is averaging 22.5 points per game for the Minnesota Lynx.
Beard is averaging 18 points per game for the Washington Mystics. Griffith, who plays for the Sacramento Monarchs, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
The additions bring the U.S. roster to 11. The other players are Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Katie Smith, DeLisha Milton-Jones, Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Diana Taurasi and Tina Thompson.
The FIBA World Championship is scheduled for Sept. 12-23 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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