Oregon women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves officially announced Thursday the signing of transfer guard Taylor Mikesell, who played her first two seasons at Maryland.


Mikesell, who announced on Saturday she was leaving the Terrapins for the Ducks, will have two years of eligibility left at Oregon and will submit a petition to play immediately for the Ducks in the 2020-21 season instead of sitting out a year under NCAA transfer rules.


Mikesell averaged 12.3 points per game and shot 41.8% from 3-point range while starting 66 straight games for the Terrapins. The Massillon, Ohio, native was the Big Ten freshman of the year and an all-Big-Ten second-team selection by the league’s coaches in 2018-19 before earning all-Big-Ten honorable mention status in 2019-20.


"We are thrilled to be able to add a player of Taylor’s caliber," Graves said in a school news release. "She is a proven winner and one of the very best pure shooters in the nation, and she’ll add another veteran presence to our young team. Taylor is a tremendous fit for our program and I can’t wait to get her to Eugene."


Mikesell helped lead the Terrapins to two Big Ten regular-season titles and the 2020 Big Ten Tournament championship.


The Ducks are looking to reload after winning three straight Pac-12 regular-season titles and two of the past three conference tournament championships. Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard all went in the first eight picks of the WNBA draft, and a fourth starter, Minyon Moore, is also out of eligibility.