Wisdom-Hylton joins BC WBB staff

Boston College women’s basketball head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee announced today that Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton has joined the program as an assistant coach. Prior to Boston College, Wisdom-Hylton spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Wisconsin.
“I am excited to welcome Lindsay to our basketball family,” said Bernabei-McNamee. “Her impressive playing career at Purdue along with in the WNBA and USA Basketball speak to her passion and knowledge of the game. Coach Wisdom-Hylton’s organization and relationship building skills set her apart. She is a rising star in the industry and an awesome addition to our program.”
At Wisconsin, Wisdom-Hylton worked primarily with the post players.

Notably, in her first year, Wisdom-Hylton worked with All-Big Ten performers Imani Lewis and Abby Laszewski. 

Wisdom-Hylton joined the Badger program in May of 2019 after a standout playing career and assistant coaching at Purdue University.
She spent seven seasons on the Purdue sidelines after earning two honorable mention All-America honors for the Boilermakers as a player. She also spent four seasons in the WNBA after being drafted in the first round in 2009.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Boston College family,” said Wisdom Hylton. “Coach Bernabei-McNamee and her staff are building something special here at BC and I am blessed to be a part of it. Everyone at Boston College, the administration, staff and the team, have all welcomed me with open arms and I can’t wait to get to work!”
Wisdom-Hylton worked primarily with the Boilermaker post players, many of whom set several marks in the Purdue record book, including Ae’Rianna Harris, who broke Wisdom-Hylton’s career blocks record. Harris won back-to-back Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year awards and was a finalist for the 2019 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.
Wisdom-Hylton graduated from Purdue with a degree in organizational leadership supervision with a minor in African-American studies 2009 and was the 13th overall pick in the first round of the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She played two seasons with the Sparks, one with the Chicago Sky and her final season with the Mystics. Wisdom-Hylton also played professionally on the international level, competing for teams in Austria, France, Greece and Israel.
As a senior at Purdue, Wisdom-Hylton led the Boilermakers in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage. She ranks second in Purdue history in career rebounds (968) and second all-time in blocked shots (281). For her career, Wisdom-Hylton averaged 11.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 2.1 blocks and 2.0 assists while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor. She was the first player in Big Ten history to accumulate at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 300 steals and 200 blocks in a career.
During her career, the Boilers advanced to the NCAA tournament all four seasons, including two Elite Eight appearances. Purdue was 118-55 in her five years as she redshirted her true senior season.
The 6-foot-2 forward was two-time honorable mention All-American, two-time NCAA Regional All-Tournament, two-time Big Ten All-Tournament, a member of the 2005 Big Ten All-Freshman team, and three-time All-Big Ten, including a first-team selection as a junior and a senior. She was also the 2007 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and three-time member of the Big Ten All-Defensive Team.
Wisdom-Hylton won two gold medals with USA Basketball, the first at the 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Championship and then again in 2007 at the U21 World Championship in Moscow.
The Naperville, Illinois, native was a standout at Neuqua Valley High School. Wisdom-Hylton averaged 15.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 4.9 steals as a senior, totaling 1,752 career points and 1,200 career rebounds. 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.


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