Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault announced today that guard Tayler Hill has re-signed with the team. Hill was selected by the Mystics in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2013 WNBA Draft.
“Signing Tayler to a long-term contract was one of our biggest offseason priorities,” said Thibault. “Her game has taken a huge leap forward over the past two seasons. She has become a primary scorer both in transition and in the half court. She was among the league leaders in free throw attempts last year and we have seen her commitment to becoming a very good defender. Her quickness and length caused problems for a lot of guards last season. Lastly, she has embraced the idea of being a good leader on and off the court and will be important to the Mystics going forward.”
A 5-10 guard from Ohio State University, Hill is coming off her best year as a professional. A candidate for the 2016 Most Improved Player of the Year, she virtually doubled her productivity in all areas this past season, setting career highs in points per game (15.4), rebounds per game (2.6) and assists per game (2.9).
“I am grateful to be back with the Mystics,” said Hill. “Coach T, the coaches and organization have always believed in me and I am super excited about this upcoming season. I look forward to playing in front of our great fans with great teammates.”
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The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the AFL’s Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University. Monumental also is co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid.