Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton

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Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
Born (1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 28)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg)
College Purdue
Draft 13th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA career 2009–2012
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Los Angeles Sparks (2009–2010)
Chicago Sky (2011)
Washington Mystics (2012)

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (born May 26, 1986)[1] is a retired American professional basketball player. She attended high school at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL. She recently played the forward position for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA.[2]


Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, her parents are Elaine and Antonio Hylton. She has three younger sisters: Kristin, Zoe, and Sydney. She knew at age five that she wanted to be a professional athlete. She played with Los Angeles Sparks teammate Candace Parker in junior leagues prior to the going to high school.

High School career[edit]

Attended Neuqua Valley High School where she ended her career there with stat totals of 1,752 points and 1,200 rebounds. It is believed that she was the first female to reach 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists, 500 blocks, and 500 steals in Illinois high school history. Named 2004 Parade Magazine All-America third team, and 2004 WBCA All-American honorable mention.[1]

College career[edit]

She spent her entire college career at Purdue University, majoring in organizational leadership and supervision (management). She redshirted her senior year (2007–08), and would stay at Purdue for a fifth year. Played on the 2007 USA U21 National team that won the gold at the FIBA Women's World Championship in Moscow, Russia. In 2006 she played on the USA U20 National team that won a gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship for Women in Mexico City, Mexico. She was a 2-time All-Big Ten, 3-time All-Defensive Big Ten, racked up 25 career double-doubles, led the Purdue Boilermakers in points (13.3), rebounds (9.2), and blocks (1.5) per game in 2008. She holds the Purdue school record for blocked shots and rebounds. Wisdom-Hylton came back to Purdue during the 2009–10 season to be an assistant coach.

WNBA career[edit]

Picked thirteenth overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. Wisdom-Hylton was traded to the Chicago Sky before the start of the 2011 season for a 2012 second round draft pick. In the 2012 season, she played with the Washington Mystics. After the season ended, she announced her retirement to coach full-time. She averaged 3.2 points per game in 124 WNBA games.

Second stint as Purdue assistant coach[edit]

On September 26, 2012, 4 days after she played her final WNBA game, Wisdom-Hylton signed with Purdue as their assistant coach for the 2nd time. She took the place of Martin Clapp, who left the school earlier that month. [3][4]

International career[edit]

Played for Ravenna Esperides/Glyfada in Greece for the 2009–2010 off-season for 8 games before returning to the U.S. to be an assistant coach at her alma mater Purdue University. For the 2010–2011 off-season she played for Elitzur Ramla in Israel for 11 games and then went to France to play for Union Hainaut for four games. Lindsay would go to Vienna, Austria to play for the Flying Foxes for the 2011-2012 season in the Austrian Basketball League. Wisdom-Hylton would then go to Israel to play for Elitzur Ramia in 2012 for the remainder of the 2011-2012 off-season where she had played previously.

Vital statistics[edit]

  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • College: Purdue


  1. ^ a b "32 Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton". Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton.
  3. ^ "Purdue hires Wisdom-Hylton as assistant coach". News OK. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ Bowman, James."Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton to retire from WNBA". Swish Appeal. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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