Sky Acquire Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton

Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman announced today the acquisition of forward Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton in a deal that sent a 2012 second round draft pick to Los Angeles.

“We’re very excited to bring Lindsay to the team,” said Chatman. “She is an experienced player that’s been on a champion caliber team. She’ll bring us a skill set we need at her position and add flexibility and depth to the frontline. We’re also happy to be able to bring her back home to Chicago.”

Wisdom-Hylton, the 13th overall draft pick in 2009 averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 61 career regular season games with the Sparks.

A standout at Purdue, Wisdom-Hylton averaged 13.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in her senior season after sitting out her junior year while recovering from ACL surgery. She was named to the All-Big Ten First Team two times and the All-Defensive Big Ten team three times in her career. She left Purdue as the Boilermakers’ all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots, and ranked second in career double-doubles with 25.

Wisdom-Hylton attended high school at Neuqua Valley High School, where she is believed to be the first female in Illinois high school history to record 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists, 500 blocked shots and 500 steals.