Florida State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brooke Wyckoff announced this week that Lafayette Hill native and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School graduate Taylor O’Brien will play for the Seminoles as a graduate transfer. O’Brien played collegiately for four years at Bucknell.
“Taylor is a dynamic and experienced guard who has had a great deal of success in her college career,” shared Wyckoff. “She is more than ready to step in and make an impact on our team and in the ACC. We are excited about the skill, versatility and energy she will bring on both ends of the floor. Her high character is a perfect fit with the team we are building.”
O’Brien was a Top 100 scorer in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball last season, leading Bucknell with 16.7 points per game while adding 6.5 rebounds as well as 2.2 steals. She averaged in 33.5 minutes of action per game. During her senior season, she had 10 20-point games, including a 35-point effort in a 73-64 win over Fordham in the WNIT.
She finished in the Top 100 last year nationally in field goal attempts (29th), steals (34th), minutes played (42nd), field goals made (44th), total points (49th), free throws made (64th), free throws attempted (75th), steals per game (75th) and points per game (91st).
An all-around athlete, O’Brien also competed for Bucknell’s Track and Field team and was a Second Team All-Patriot League selection in 2019. She set the program record in the outdoor high jump at 5 feet, 7 ¼ inches.
O’Brien was named Miss Pennsylvania (for woman’s basketball) in 2018 as a standout performer at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she amassed a school-record 2,040 career points.
With the addition of O’Brien, Florida State has two players from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School playing for its basketball programs. Naheem McLeod plays for the men’s basketball team.
Photo: Florida State (Taylor O’Brien left, Taylor O’Brien with her parents right)