The All-WNBA second team usually is comprised of players who did not rack up statistical numbers in the same manner as the first-team selections, but their contributions were usually vital to the team's success.
Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus has fit that description in the last few seasons. Her scoring is not as explosive compared to her early seasons in the WNBA, but gathering a crop of talent has allowed her to thrive while coming under less pressure from opponents who used to scheme against her. On Wednesday, Augustus was named to the All-WNBA second team, the fourth time in her career she was voted in that squadron.
Despite missing three games in 2013 with a sprained ankle, Augustus bested her career mark in field goal shooting, hitting 51.6 percent of her shots in the regular season. Her three-point shooting hit a record low, perhaps due to the longer line put in by the league, but most attempts from mid-range or closer would usually find the net. Augustus also passed the 4,000-point milestone this season, becoming the 19th player in league history to cross that barrier.
The eight-year veteran still ranks sixth among all WNBA players in career points per game, averaging 18.7 in the 223 games she has logged.
Other selections to the All-WNBA second team were Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever, Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky, Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun, and Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream.