Former Buckeye Tayler Hill is expected to be a top-10 pick in the WNBA Draft Monday night.
In fact, the Minnesota Lynx are already saying that they doubt the Minneapolis native will still be available when they make their selection (12th overall).
“After you get past the first three names, Tayler Hill fits solidly into that next group,” Lynx executive vice president Roger Griffith told the Pioneer Press.
As a matter of fact, some mock drafts have Hill going as high as fourth, behind Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins.
“I’m trying not to overthink it. Whatever team I get drafted to, it’s going to be a blessing. This has always been a dream. I’m definitely going to enjoy the journey,” Hill said on a teleconference this week.
During her senior season, the First Team All-Big Ten selection finished 11th in the nation in scoring average at 21.1 points per game. She was also a member of her conference’s All-Defensive Team. So her all-around game is strong.
Hill’s brother is former Buckeye, PJ Hill, who plays professionally in Russia.
The WNBA Draft is Monday night at 8 in Bristol, Connecticut.
(Edit: I have hockey on the brain. Updated to reflect it’s the Lynx, not the Wild.)