Hill selected fourth overall by the Washington Mystics
April 15, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two-time All-Big Ten guard Tayler Hill was drafted fourth overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2013 WNBA Draft Monday, marking the third Buckeye in as many years to be drafted in the first round.
Hill joins Samantha Prahalis (Phoenix Mercury, 2012), Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks, 2011) and Jessica Davenport (now a member of the Indiana Fever) in 2007 as the only Buckeyes to be drafted in the first round.
Hill was a two-time first team All-Big Ten and All-Defensive team selection for the third year in a row in 2013 and was a WBCA honorable mention All-American. A Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 finalist, Hill led the Big Ten with 22.3 points per game in Big Ten play and finished 11th in the NCAA in scoring with 21.1 points in all games. She finished the season scoring in double-figures 64 consecutive games and played 40+ minutes in 16 of 17 Big Ten games, including the Big Ten tournament. Hill recorded 20 20-point games this season, including a career-high 34 points at Iowa in January.
The Minneapolis native finished her career with 2,015 points, good for fourth on OSU's all-time list. Among the OSU all-time lists, Hill ranks second in free throws made (581), second in free throws attempted (747), sixth in 3FGs made (194) and eighth in steals (240). She is just the second player to record at least 2,000 points, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career.