Arlington, TX – The Dallas Wings announced today the team has acquired Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill, along with the Mystics’ 2019 second round draft pick and the rights to swap 2019 first round picks with Washington in exchange for Aerial Powers.
“We are excited to add Tayler to our team,” Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “She is a proven scorer in our league who has demonstrated the ability to shoot with range while also bringing versatility to the roster in playing her natural two-guard position, but also logging minutes at the point. She can get to the rim off the dribble, she is a proficient pick-and-roll player, and she is a consummate professional. We believe the addition of Tayler Hill will help us realize our goals of qualifying for the playoffs, and ultimately competing for a WNBA Championship.”
Originally a first round selection (4th overall) by the Mystics in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Hill has averaged 9.2 points per game in 134 career regular season outings, which included 55 starts. Hill recorded the best campaign of her career during the 2016 season when she averaged 15.4 points per game, including a career-best 26-point performance on August 28 of that year.
“Tayler is an exceptional perimeter player,” Head Coach Fred Williams stated. “She has great outside skills, can shoot the three, penetrate the paint, and also be a good floor general. She is a great addition to our club that will give us balanced scoring inside and out.”
A two-time selection to the All-Big Ten First Team and a three-time choice for the conference’s All-Defensive team, Hill was a four-year starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes and played alongside former WNBA first round draft picks Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis.
A native of Minneapolis, MN, Hill graduated as the state’s all-time leading scorer (boy or girl) with 3,888 points.
The Wings return to action following the all-star break when they host the Chicago Sky on July 31. Tickets for that game are still available by visiting dallaswings.com or calling 817.469.9464