Tayler Hill

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Tayler Hill
Personal information
Born (1990-10-23) October 23, 1990 (age 31)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight145 lb (66 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
CollegeOhio State (2009–2013)
WNBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2013–present
PositionShooting guard
Career history
20132018Washington Mystics
2013Ramat Hasharon
2016–2017Bnot Hertzeliya
20182020Dallas Wings
2020New York Liberty
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • 3× Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2011–2013)
  • McDonald's All-American (2009)
  • 2× Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
  • 2× AP Minnesota Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
Stats at WNBA.com

Tayler Hill (born October 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Hill previously played for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Hill was a McDonald's All-American coming out of high school and left high school as the all-time leading scorer in Minnesota basketball history with 3,888 points. She was selected fourth overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Mystics.

Personal life[edit]

On December 6, 2013, the Washington Mystics announced that Hill was pregnant with her first child, with her boyfriend David Lighty.[1] The child was born June 18, 2014.[2]

High school career[edit]

Hill joined the team as an 8th grader. Hill won the state scoring title her sophomore and senior years and led South to a 139–14 record in her five-year career. After two consecutive Minnesota State High School League Class AAAA state championship losses to St. Paul Central, Minneapolis South got what they longed for by beating Centennial High School 68–61 in the 2009 class AAAA state final. Tayler Hill led all scorers, tying the all-time tournament record for most points in a single game with 47. Hill broke several Minnesota high school records in her senior season, including most career points with 3,894, most points in a single season with 1,053, and most free throw makes and attempts in a single season (270/350).

Hill was a two-time Gatorade Minnesota Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Hill, the number 7 overall recruit by Full Court Press[3] and the number 12 overall recruit by ESPN[4] chose Ohio State over Minnesota, Duke, Texas, and Marquette.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Hill started all 36 games for the Buckeyes. During her freshman campaign, Hill averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal.[5] Hill increased her scoring each year that she was at Ohio State, and during her senior season she averaged 22.3 points per game.

During her time at Ohio State, Hill was honored as a member of the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, three consecutive seasons.[6] She also was a member of the Big Ten First Team during her junior and senior seasons. In her junior year, she hit 41.8% of her three-point field goal attempts, which placed her third best among the nation's Division I women's basketball players.[7]

College statistics[edit]

Source[7]

Legend
  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
2009-10 Ohio State 36 307 42.3 28.8 70.8 2.8 1.7 1.0 0.3 8.5
2010-11 Ohio State 34 421 40.1 28.7 77.6 4.3 3.6 1.6 0.4 12.4
2011-12 Ohio State 32 653 47.5 41.8 77.0 4.2 2.3 2.5 0.5 20.4
2012-13 Ohio State 30 634 40.5 31.7 82.4 4.3 2.9 2.2 0.5 21.1
Career Ohio State 132 2015 42.9 34.3 77.8 3.9 2.6 1.8 0.4 15.3

Professional career[edit]

WNBA[edit]

In the 2013 WNBA Draft, Hill was drafted fourth overall by the Washington Mystics.[8] After starting the season in the starting lineup, Hill moved to a reserve role and has provided a spark along with fellow rookies Emma Meesseman, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Nadirah McKenith. She finished the season, averaging 6.5 ppg off the bench.

In December 2013, it was announced that Hill became pregnant with her first child, which caused her to miss nearly the entire 2014 season, but was able to make her return in August 2014, three months after giving birth and played the remainder of the season and including one playoff game.

In the 2015 season, Hill returned to peak condition, playing 32 games and averaging 7.5 ppg as a reserve for the Mystics.

In 2016, Hill would become the Mystics' starting shooting guard and have a breakout season. On August 27, 2016, in a loss against the San Antonio Stars, Hill scored a career high 26 points.[9]

Hill would finish second place in voting for the WNBA Most Improved Player Award and led the Mystics in scoring with a career-high 15.4 ppg throughout the season.[10] Despite her efforts, the Mystics finished 13–21, making it the first time in four years where they haven't made the playoffs.

In February 2017, Hill re-signed with the Mystics in free agency, who also acquired Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver during the offseason, adding more offensive firepower to the team.[11] On June 18, 2017, Hill scored a season-high of 21 points in an 87–83 loss to the Dallas Wings.[12] On July 18, 2017, Hill suffered a torn ACL while playing against the Indiana Fever, she was ruled out for the rest of the season.[13]

Hill made her return on June 19, 2018, in the Mystics' season opener against the Chicago Sky, she scored 6 points off the bench in an 88–60 victory.[14] On July 23, 2018, Hill was traded to the Dallas Wings, along with draft picks in exchange for Aerial Powers.[15]

On April 15, 2020, Hill was traded to the New York Liberty along with two draft pick as part of a three team deal that also included the Washington Mystics. The Wings received a draft pick from both the Liberty and Mystics in return.

Overseas[edit]

In the 2013–14 WNBA off-season, Hill briefly played in Israel for Ramat Hasharon before returning home after the start of her pregnancy. In August 2016, Hill signed with Bnot Hertzeliya of the Israeli League for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.[16]

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2013 Washington 34 7 17.4 .328 .333 .843 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.0 1.1 6.5
2014 Washington 5 0 7.8 .077 .143 1.000 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.0
2015 Washington 32 0 17.0 .348 .319 .726 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.8 7.5
2016 Washington 34 32 29.3 .348 .351 .829 2.6 2.9 1.0 0.1 1.2 15.4
2017 Washington 18 16 25.6 .361 .303 .938 1.9 2.6 0.8 0.0 1.4 13.3
2018* Washington 13 0 9.0 .282 .286 .917 0.6 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.8 3.0
2018* Dallas 7 1 16.9 .289 .292 1.000 1.0 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 5.0
2018 Total 20 1 11.8 .286 .289 .929 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.9 3.7
Career 6 years, 2 teams 141 56 19.9 .339 .325 .841 1.7 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.1 9.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2013 Washington 3 0 18.2 .368 .333 .500 1.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.3 6.3
2014 Washington 1 0 4.2 .000 .000 .000 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 Washington 3 0 26.4 .435 .462 .833 3.0 0.7 0.3 0.3 1.0 12.0
Career 3 years, 1 team 7 0 19.7 .386 .385 .786 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.6 7.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill expecting her first child in May". swishappeal.com. December 26, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Child's play: Guard Tayler Hill back in shape for upcoming Mystics season". Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Scout.com: Tayler Hill Signs With Ohio State". Wbb.scout.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tayler Hill 2009 High School Girls' Basketball News - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball". Ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Tayler Hill Named First Team All-Big Ten - Ohio State Buckeyes Official Athletic Site". Ohiostatebuckeyes.com. March 4, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins go 1-2-3". espn.go.com. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  9. ^ Lee, Albert (August 29, 2016). "Tayler Hills records 26 points in loss to San Antonio Stars". Bulletsforever. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Lee, Albert (April 22, 2016). "Tayler Hill finishes second in 2016 MIP race disappointing fans". Bullets forever. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Mystics re-sign Tayler Hill". Bullets Forever. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Mystics fall apart in second half of home loss to the Dallas Wings". Washington Post. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Delle Donne (ankle) won't play in All-Star Game". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Chicago Sky at Washington Mystics, June 19, 2018". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "Mystics Trade Tayler Hill To Wings For Aerial Powers". wnba.com. WNBA. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "2016-2017 WNBA Overseas Signings". Women's Basketball 24.7. August 22, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2017.

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