As part of celebrating Black History Month, select Dallas Wings will answer questions and reflect on what the month means to them. Today’s question and answer is with guard Tayler Hill. A six year WNBA veteran, Hill was acquired by the Wings via a trade during the 2018 season. A native of Minneapolis, MN, Hill is the all-time leading scorer (boy or girl) with 3,888 points in Minnesota high school history.
Q: What does Black History Month mean to you?
A: Black History Month means a lot to me. More than anything it’s a time when the world recognizes how far African-American people have come and how much success and impact we’ve had on each other and in this world. It’s a time to reflect, celebrate and be extremely grateful for the ones that have paved the way for myself and my family today.
Q: Who are some of your role models as it relates to Black History Month?
A: My role models are my mom and my big brother. My mom has shown me what’s it’s like to a God-fearing woman, that has unconditional love and to be forgiving. She has shown me, and still is showing me, how to be a warrior. My big brother PJ has shown me what it’s like to never be outworked. His work ethic and the way he handles situations when he could just quit, be angry, or just be sad is unmatched. He never gives up and strives to always better himself.
Q: What does Black History Month mean to the WNBA?
A: Black History Month to the WNBA is why we are here, why the WNBA has survived and been successful. Our ancestors paved the way. They fought the battles and laid the foundation for us women today.
Q: What is a message you have for everyone as we continue to move forward with change?
A: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.