Wisdom-Hylton Invited To WNBA Draft

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue's Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton shoots over Kia Vaughn of Rutgers. Both players have been invited to the WNBA draft.
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Purdue's Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton shoots over Kia Vaughn of Rutgers. Both players have been invited to the WNBA draft.
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April 8, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fifteen of the top women's basketball prospects have been invited to the 2009 WNBA Draft presented by adidas on Thursday, April 9 at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J. The list includes Purdue senior Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. The 6-foot-2 forward from Naperville, Ill., and head coach Sharon Versyp will be present at Thursday's draft.

ESPN2 will provide live coverage and analysis of the first round of the draft beginning at 3 p.m. ET while ESPNU and NBA TV will broadcast the second and third rounds. In addition, WNBA.com will cover all three rounds, providing complete analysis and comprehensive information on all 13 teams' selections.

The players invited to attend the 2009 WNBA Draft are Chante Black, 6'5" center from Duke; DeWanna Bonner, 6'4 forward from Auburn; Marissa Coleman, 6'1" forward from Maryland; Briann January, 5'8" guard from Arizona State; Lyndra Littles, 6'1" forward from Virginia; Rashanda McCants, 6'1" forward from North Carolina; Angel McCoughtry, 6'1" forward from Louisville; Renee Montgomery, 5'7" guard from Connecticut; Ashley Paris, 6'3" forward from Oklahoma; Courtney Paris, 6'4" center from Oklahoma; Kristi Toliver, 5'7" guard from Maryland; Kia Vaughn, 6'4" center from Rutgers; Ashley Walker, 6'1" forward from California; Wisdom-Hylton and Shavonte Zellous, 5'10" guard from Pittsburgh.

Wisdom-Hylton led the Boilermakers in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage this season and helped guide them to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the second time in her career. She averaged 13.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.5 blocks while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. She was second on the team in assists with 100 and steals with 89.

The two-time honorable mention All-American leaves Purdue as one of the best to don the Old Gold and Black. Wisdom-Hylton holds the school record for career rebounds (968) and blocked shots (281), is third for career steals (313), sixth for career field goal percentage (52.4%), eighth for points (1,625), sixth in double-figure scoring games (93), second for career double-doubles (25), 17th in career assists (273), fifth for minutes played (4,029) and third for games played (136).

 

 

A 2009 Academic All-Big Ten selection, Wisdom-Hylton will graduate in May with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.