Wisdom-Hylton joins Purdue staff

Former Purdue basketball star Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton is returning to the program as an assistant coach. Coach Sharon Versyp said Wednesday that Wisdom-Hylton will replace Martin Clapp.

Wisdom-Hylton was the Big Ten's 2007 defensive player of the year and set school record for rebounds (968) and blocks (281). She averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds during her career with the Boilermakers. In 2009, Los Angeles drafted Wisdom-Hylton with the No. 13 overall choice.

She played two seasons with the Sparks, one season with the Chicago Sky and this past season with the Washington Mystics. Wisdom-Hylton also played professionally in Austria, France, Greece and Israel.

It's the second time Wisdom-Hylton has replaced Clapp on Purdue's staff. She also was an interim assistant in 2009-10 when Clapp was on medical leave.