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Saturday May 18th 2024

Tayler Hill, of Phillips and South High is All Big Ten & 1st Round WNBA Draft Pick

Ohio State News Release

Tayler Hill, Two-time All-Big Ten guard was drafted fourth overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2013 WNBA Draft Monday, April 15th.

1st team All-Big Ten twice.

All-Defensive team 3 years.

WBCA All American-honorable mention.

Led Big Ten with 22.3 pts./ Big Ten game.

Finished NCAA 11th in scoring 21.1 points in all games.

Scored double-figures 64 consecutive games.

Played 40+ minutes in 16 of 17 Big Ten games.

Recorded 20 20-point games 2013.

Career-high 34 points at Iowa.

The Mpls., Phillips Community, East Phillips resident, and South High School player and graduate finished her college career with:

2,015 pts. OSU”'s 4th all-time.

OSU all-time lists:

2nd in free throws made (581).

2nd in free throws attempted (747).

6th in 3-pt. FGs made (194).

8th in steals (240).

2nd player to record at least 2,000 points, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career.

TAYLER HILL”'S Mpls. South Basketball History

One of the most heralded female athletes in MN high school history.

Minnesota”'s all-time leading scorer (boy or girl) with 3,888 points.

No. 12 prospect on ESPNU /Hoopgurlz Top 100 recruits 2009 and the top player in the state.

2009 McDonald”'s All-American … averaged 31.4 pts. (1,006 points),

7.6 rebounds,

5.7 steals and

2.3 assists her Sr. year for Mpls. South leading the Tigers to 31-2 record and Class 5A state title.

Scored a tournament record-tying 47 pts. in 68-61 victory vs. Centennial .

Set a tournament record by making 20 of 23 free throws.

2008 and 2009 Gatorade and Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year.

2 year captain .

Played in 4 state tournaments.

Started for the varsity as an 8th-grader.

Only player to be 5-time Star Tribune All-Metro 1st team selection

2008 USA Basketball U18 Trials … 2008 Nike Regional Skills Academy.

2007 USA Youth Developmental Festival.

First 8th grader to lead state in scoring (22.5 ppg).

First 8th grader in state history 1st-team all-state, all-metro first team .

Club Team Minnesota N.C. Heat.

Chose Ohio State over Minnesota, Duke, Marquette and Texas brother, P.J., was a guard on the Ohio State men”'s basketball team from 2008-10 .

also played soccer.

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