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Former Ohio State women’s basketball guard Tayler Hill was drafted fourth overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2013 WNBA Draft Monday night.
The two-time All-Big Ten selection becomes the third player from OSU in as many years to be selected in the first round.
Along with being a two-time conference selection, Hill was also on the All-Defensive team for the third year in a row this season. She was also a Women’s Basketball Coaching Association honorable-mention All-American, and led the Big Ten in scoring at 22.3 points per in game in conference play. Hill finished 11th in the nation with a 21.1 average overall. Hill finished her career scoring in double-figures in 64 consecutive games, and scored at least 20 points in 20 games this season.
The 5-foot-10 senior from Minneapolis joins Samantha Prahalis (Phoenix Mercury, 2012), Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks, 2011) and Jessica Davenport (now with the Indiana Fever) in 2007 as Buckeyes to be drafted in the first round. Hill was selected behind Baylor’s Britney Griner, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins from Notre Dame.
Hill scored a career-high 34 points at Iowa in January, finishing her time in Columbus with 2,015 points, making her fourth on the all-time list. She ranks second in all-time free throws made (581) and attempted (747), sixth in three-point field goals made with 194, and eighth in steals with 240.