Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton

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Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
Purdue Boilermakers
Position Assistant coach
League Big Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 31)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Illinois)
College Purdue (2004–2009)
WNBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career 2009–2012
Position Forward
Number 14
Career history
As player:
2009–2010 Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Chicago Sky
2012 Washington Mystics
As coach:
2012–present Purdue (asst.)
Stats at

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 Washington Mystics 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.

Purdue statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004-05 Purdue 30 261 52.0 35.3 56.8 4.9 2.0 2.0 1.9 8.7
2005-06 Purdue 33 336 49.8 - 61.5 5.8 1.4 2.5 1.9 10.2
2006-07 Purdue 37 548 55.9 16.7 64.7 8.2 1.9 2.2 2.9 14.8
2007-08 Purdue Redshirt
2008-09 Purdue 36 480 50.6 33.3 67.3 9.2 2.8 2.5 1.5 13.3
Career Purdue 136 1625 52.4 30.0 63.8 7.1 2.0 2.3 2.1 11.9

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. [4][5]

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.


  1. ^ a b "32 Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton". Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton Archived November 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 24 Sep 2015. 
  4. ^ "Purdue hires Wisdom-Hylton as assistant coach". News OK. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ Bowman, James."Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton to retire from WNBA". Swish Appeal. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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