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Video: Geno Auriemma praises play of Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus during the Olympics

Published on August 16, 2012

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During a press conference Thursday, USA Basketball senior national team and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma answered questions from the media about his experience coaching the U.S. to a fifth consecutive gold medal. He discussed the contributions of Minnesota Lynx players Lindsey Whalen and Seimone Augustus to the team’s success.

Whalen averaged 8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. She had two double-digit scoring outings: 14 vs. Turkey and 10 vs. China. Augustus averaged 7.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. She scored 13 points against Angola in the preliminary round.

2012 Summer Olympics Game-by-game statistics
Lindsay Whalen

      2pts   3pts   FT   Rbds              
Match Min M/A % M/A % M/A % O D Tot As PF To St BS Pts
vs CRO 19 4/5 80 0/0 0 1/2 50 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 9
vs ANG 21 4/6 66,7 0/0 0 1/1 100 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 9
vs TUR 18 5/7 71,4 0/1 0 4/5 80 3 4 7 2 0 0 2 0 14
vs CZE 20 2/5 40 0/0 0 4/4 100 4 5 9 2 1 2 2 0 8
vs CHN 16 5/7 71,4 0/1 0 0/0 0 0 1 1 4 1 4 2 0 10
vs CAN 17 1/4 25 0/0 0 3/3 100 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 5
vs AUS 12 2/5 40 0/1 0 2/2 100 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 6
vs FRA 16 1/2 50 0/1 0 1/2 50 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 3

Seimone Augustus

      2pts   3pts   FT   Rbds              
Match Min M/A % M/A % M/A % O D Tot As PF To St BS Pts
vs CRO 18 1/8 12,5 0/0 0 0/0 0 2 2 4 1 0 2 1 0 2
vs ANG 19 5/6 83,3 1/3 33,3 0/0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 13
vs TUR 19 4/8 50 0/0 0 1/1 100 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 9
vs CZE 18 1/3 33,3 1/2 50 0/0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 5
vs CHN 19 4/8 50 0/2 0 0/1 0 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 8
vs CAN 21 3/6 50 0/2 0 3/4 75 0 3 3 3 0 1 2 1 9
vs AUS 16 4/6 66,7 0/1 0 0/0 0 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 8
vs FRA 15 4/10 40 0/0 0 0/0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8

 

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Eggbert says:

    Rumor has it that Whalen is being targeted by the Australian team: adelaide seo according to Sydney Morning Herald. They are expected to offer the highest salary for Whalen.

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