Ohio State Women’s Basketball Signs Guards Kaitlyn Costner, Taylor Thierry For 2021 Class

Ohio State women’s basketball officially announced its two signees for the 2021 class on Wednesday in guards Kaitlyn Costner and Taylor Thierry.

Costner transferred from Elkhart Central High School over to Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn for her junior season after averaging 16.1 points, 2.9 steals and 2.6 assists per game. In her sophomore season at Elkhart, she shot 59.7 percent from the field and 44.7 percent from three.

The 5-8 point guard committed to Ohio State back on Aug. 5.

“Extremely excited to add Kaitlyn to our program. She’s a great kid and she’s going to bring a tremendous amount to our program,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said in a video on Twitter. “She’s got super high character, she’s incredibly fast, quick, explosive off the dribble, I think she’s going to be a terrific fit in our style of play and I can’t wait to get her here.”

Thierry comes to the Buckeyes from Laurel High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and committed to Ohio State on July 7. She is a 5-10 guard who averaged 16.6 points, 8. 1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.7 steals per game in her junior season while shooting 55.2 percent from the field.

“Extremely excited to add Taylor to the women’s basketball program here. Great Ohio kid who’s got a world of potential,” McGuff said in a Twitter video. “Her best years are certainly still ahead of her and I can’t wait to get her here so we can really help her develop. I know she’s going to have a great impact on our program.”

The additions of Costner and Thierry would give Ohio State 12 players on its roster for the 2021-22 season, pending the potential of transfers either in or out of the program. The only players set to depart from the team after this season are senior guard Braxtin Miller and graduate transfer forward Tanaya Beacham, though those aren’t fully certain with potential eligibility rule changes due to COVID-19.

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