Former Oregon, Maryland Guard Taylor Mikesell Transferring to Ohio State

By Dan Hope on April 29, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Taylor Mikesell
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Ohio State women's basketball has added a three-year starter to its roster.

Taylor Mikesell, a Massillon, Ohio native who spent last season at Oregon after starting her college career at Maryland, announced Thursday that she is returning to her home state and transferring to the Buckeyes.

Mikesell started 20 of Oregon's 24 games last season and averaged 9.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while leading Oregon with 39 three-pointers. At Maryland, Mikesell started 66 straight games over two seasons and averaged 12.3 points per game while shooting 41.8 percent from three-point range.

She earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2018-19, when she averaged 13.4 points per game and broke Maryland's school record with 95 three-pointers. She was an All-Big Ten honorable mention as a sophomore.

Mikesell's addition comes after Ohio State lost two of its starting forwards from last season, Dorka Juhász and Aaliyah Patty, as Juhász transferred to UConn while Patty transferred to Texas A&M. Ranked by The Athletic's Chantel Jennings as the No. 3 player in the transfer portal (not including players who had already transferred elsewhere), Mikesell adds to an experienced backcourt that also returns starters Madison Greene, Braxtin Miller and Jacy Sheldon from last season.

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