Taylor Mikesell

  • Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)

  • Position: Shooting Guard / Combo Guard (1-2)

  • Nationality: American

  • College: Ohio State

Scouting Report

Taylor Mikesell is one of the most prolific shooters in the history of women’s basketball; scoring over 2200 points in her college career and shooting over 40% in every full season she played. She’s added the ability to play point guard when needed, and can score off the dribble as well as off the catch. Defensively, she’s adept at pressing full court and can guard positions 1-3. She has great hands!


2022-2023: Ohio State (Big Ten – D1 – Starting 5) – 17.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg,  2.3 apg, FGP: 43%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 85.9%

2021-22: Ohio State (Big Ten –D1 - Starting 5) – 18.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 47.5%, FT: 90.2%

Career Honors at Ohio State

  • One of five finalists for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award (2022)
  • Regional finalist for the WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team (2022)
  • All-Big Ten First Team (2022, media and coaches)
  • Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll: Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, 2022

2021-22 (Senior)

  • Started all 32 games
  • Averaged 18.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 34.5 minutes per game this season, leading the team in three-point shooting (.475, 114 made), free-throw shooting (.902) and ranking second in both assists and scoring
  • Led the team during conference play by averaging 19.9 points per game
  • Big Ten rankings: first in three-point percentage (.475), first in three-pointers per game (3.6), first in three-pointers made (114), sixth in field goal percentage (.482), seventh in scoring (18.6 ppg), ninth in minutes per game (34.5)
  • NCAA rankings: second in three-point percentage (.475), second in three-pointers per game (3.56), second in three-pointers made (114), T14th in three-pointers attempted (240), T32nd in points (596), T35th in field goals made (218), T41st in points per game (18.6)
  • Awarded the ‘Dub Chain’ following the home win against No. 12/11 Maryland (1/20)
  • Scored in double figures in 30 games
  • Had 11 games with 20 or more points and two 30-point games
  • Recorded a double-double at Purdue (16 points, 10 rebounds)
  • Scored a career-high 32 points against Illinois (1/6) before posting 33 points against No. 12/11 Maryland (1/20), a game in which she finished 11-of-13 (.846) from the floor, a perfect 5-of-5 from long range and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line
  • Nearly reached 30 points again when facing the Terrapins (29 points), shooting 12-of-16 (.750) from the floor and 5-of-7 (.714) from long range
  • Made at least one three-pointer in every game this season and made at least three in 23 games

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played two seasons at Maryland (2018-19, 2019-20) and then one at Oregon (2020-21) before transferring to Ohio State
  • Averaged 9.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game during her lone season at Oregon
  • Led the Ducks with 39 three-pointers last season as well as three games of 20 points or more and 10 double-figure scoring efforts
  • Helped Oregon to its fourth-consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance
  • Averaged 12.3 points per game and shot 41.8 percent from three-point range while starting in 66 consecutive games at Maryland
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten Second Team in 2018-19 after averaging 13.4 points per game
  • Shot 41.1 percent from long range as a freshman, ranking second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the country in that category
  • Broke the Maryland single-season record (men and women) for three-pointers, making 95 as a freshman
  • Named All-Big Ten honorable mention as a sophomore in 2019-20 after averaging 11.2 points and ranking second in the Big Ten and 24th in the country with a 42.5 three-point percentage
  • Helped the Terrapins to back-to-back Big Ten regular-season championships and the 2020 Big Ten Tournament championship
  • Played on the 2016 USA U17 World Cup team that won bronze at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain
  • Played on the U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball team, helping Team USA to a 4-1 record and the silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru

High School

  • Was the No. 32 ranked recruit in 2018 following the completion of her career at Jackson High School
  • WBCA high school All-American honorable mention
  • Finished high school career with 2,175 points after averaging 30.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game during her senior season
  • Won the American Family Insurance three-point championship in San Antonio as a senior
  • Set the Stark County single-game scoring record with 60 points on Feb. 10, 2018, while going 14-of-17 from behind the arc