Washington’s sophomore guard is now officially a mother for the first time.
On Wednesday, Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill announced on Twitter that she delivered a baby boy, Maurice David Lighty.
7pounds 2oz, 21inches long, 7:21pm the love of my life was born! Maurice David Lighty! I love you son!
— Tayler Hill (@Tayler_Hill4) June 19, 2014
Maurice’s father is Hill’s boyfriend, David Lighty. He was a former college basketball player at Ohio State (like Hill was), where he played from 2006-2011. He is now a professional basketball player in Europe.
Given that Maurice was born at this time and the Mystics’ regular season ends on August 16, it is unrealistic for Hill to get back in some form of playing shape before the end of the regular season, with the assumption that she is cleared to play two months of having a child. So, I’m calling it. Hill will not play during the 2014 season.
The biggest priority at this point is for Hill to play overseas in the winter and be ready to hit the ground running for the 2015 season. If she has a strong offseason playing overseas and training camp next year, she could pick up where she left off in 2013 and have a breakout year for the Mystics. Hopefully, she does.
Congratulations to Tayler and David on being parents for the first time!