The rumors of the transfer from Maryland are true.
Taylor Mikesell is a really, really good three-point shooter.
The 5’10" guard spent the last two seasons at Maryland before transferring to Oregon this season. The former BIG10 Freshman of the Year shot over 40% from three-point range and averaged 13.4 points per game last season with the Terrapins.
In her Oregon Ducks debut on Saturday against SeattleU, Mikesell hit 7-for-8 three-pointers… in the first half alone.
Adding her to Kelly Graves’ 2020-2021 roster is almost unfair.
Ahead of this season, Graves had said that this was the best three-point shooting team he has ever coached. He wasn’t wrong and it was seen after the Ducks put up 71 points in the first half of the first game this season.
Along with Mikesell, senior Erin Boley, junior Taylor Chavez and sophomore Jaz Shelley also hit over 40% from 3PT distance last season.
Add that outside shot paired with a dominant post player like Sedona Prince in the middle of the paint, and this 2020 Ducks season could be even more electric on the offensive end of the court than the previous three with Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard.
Yes, it has only been 20 minutes of this 2020-2021 season, but if the rest of the season goes like the first 20 minutes of this game, then Duck fans are in for another treat in Eugene, Oregon.