Taylor Mikesell


Player profile

  • Height 5-11
  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Massillon, Ohio
  • Last School Oregon
  • High School Jackson

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Career Honors at Ohio State

  • Selected 13th in the 2023 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever
  • One of five finalists for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award (2022)
  • Top-10 for Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award (2023)
  • Regional finalist for the WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team (2022, 23)
  • All-Big Ten First Team (2022 and 2023, media and coaches)
  • 2023 Preseason and Midseason Watch Lists: Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award, Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award
  • 2023 Midseason Wade Watch List
  • All-Big Ten Preseason Team (2023)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2023)
  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2023)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week: Jan. 9, 2023
  • Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll: Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, 2022 / Dec. 2, 2022
  • Ohio State career records rankings (despite only playing two seasons): program record in free-throw percentage (.878), second in three-point percentage (.442), fourth in three-pointers made (230), 10th in three-pointers attempted (520), 25th in points (1,215)

2022-23 (Fifth Year)

  • Surpassed 2,000 career points this season and 1,000 points as a Buckeye
  • Made 116 three-pointers, ranking sixth among single-season program records
  • Set the program record for three-pointers made in an NCAA Tournament game with seven made triples in the Elite 8 round against Virginia Tech
  • Her 619 points ranks 18th in a single season in program history
  • Started in all 36 games
  • Helped Ohio State to its first Elite Eight appearance in 30 years
  • Averaged 17.2 points, 3.2 three-pointers made, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game during 35.5 minutes per game this season
  • Led the team in scoring, three-pointers made and minutes, ranked third in assists and fourth in steals
  • Big Ten rankings: second in three-pointers per game (3.2), second in minutes (35.5), third in three-point percentage (.414), eighth in scoring (17.2)
  • NCAA rankings: second in three-pointers made (116), fourth in three-pointers per game (3.2), fourth in three-pointers attempted (280), 16th in field goal attempts (521), 24th in three-point percentage (.414), tied 31st in points (619), tied 31st in field goals made (224)
  • Scored in double figures in 34 games and had 10 20-point games, including a pair with 30+ points
  • Scored a season-high 31 points against Illinois (1/8) and also reached 30 points at Rutgers (12/4)
  • Had a career-high seven steals at Northwestern (12/28)

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


Taylor Mikesell Mikesell Named Regional Finalist for WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team

This is the second-straight season that Mikesell was named a regional finalist.

Taylor Mikesell Mikesell Added to Wade Watch List

The WBCA added four student-athletes to the preseason list on Wednesday.