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Mystics re-sign Tayler Hill

The Mystics guard is back in D.C. for the long haul after a career season in 2016.

Tayler Hill of the Washington Mystics dribbles the ball against Sugar Rodgers of the New York Liberty Stewart W. Small

Tayler Hill has re-signed with the Mystics. In 2016, she was the team’s leading per-game scorer when she averaged 15.4 points per game and was the runner up for Most Improved Player of the Year.

Hill’s improvement over the years hasn’t been easy. Her first season was in 2013 when she initially started but fell into a reserve role after just seven games. She would never start again until last year. Part of the reason why was because she had her first child in 2014, when she couldn’t play until late in the regular season. In 2015, she was a primary reserve player, but never started a game.

With Hill back for the foreseeable future with Emma Meesseman and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, the Mystics have kept three of the four rookies they had in 2013. All three, along with new acquisitions like Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver form a young veteran nucleus that threatens to be one of the WNBA’s best for years to come.