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Victoria Vivians's Bio

About Victoria Vivians

VICTORIA VIVIANS

Position: Guard

WNBA Years: 1

Height: 6-1

Weight: 183

Born: November 17, 1994 in Jackson, Miss.

High School: Scott Central (Carthage, Miss./Forest, Miss.)

College: Mississippi State ‘18

Drafted: By Indiana, first round, 2018 WNBA Draft (8th overall)

 

  • Teamed with Kelsey Mitchell to record the most 3-pointers ever made (135) by a WNBA rookie tandem
  • Besides her own teammate Kelsey Mitchell, her 65 3FGs were the most by a WNBA rookie since Tamika Catchings’ league rookie record of 76 in 2002
  • No. 3 rookie scorer and No. 2 rookie rebounder in Indiana history
  • First-round draft pick selected 8th overall in 2018
  • Led Mississippi State to back-to-back NCAA championship appearances
  • Four-time All-American and 2018 recipient of Drysdale Award as nation’s top shooting guard
  • MSU’s 2017 Homecoming Queen

 

Vivians’ contract is suspended for the 2019 WNBA season following a torn right ACL sustained while playing in Israel in March. She is expected to return for the 2020 season.

Vivians is a multi-dimensional 6-1 guard who guided Mississippi State to national championship games in 2017 and 2018…besides her 3-point shooting on offense, she emerged as a defensive stopper while playing multiple positions during her rookie campaign and started the Fever’s last 26 games of 2018…the No. 3 rookie scorer in Fever history, her 107 rebounds were the second most by any Fever rookie…her 27 points against Atlanta, 7/1, both were the most by any Fever rookie except Tamika Catchings.

She came from a defense-oriented college program in which she emerged as a scorer, a deadly shooter, and a big-game player, leading the Bulldogs to 32 consecutive wins to begin the 2017-18 season…voted the country’s top shooting guard in 2018, she provides the Fever with size, strength and maturity in the backcourt…she has the size to play a small forward position, averaging over five rebounds per game as a college star…she averaged double-figure scoring in each of four college seasons, including 19.8 points per game as a senior, and shot 40 percent from 3-point range in her final campaign.

 

WNBA

2018: Vivians played in all 34 games and started in the last 26, averaging 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and nearly a steal per game…she had 13 double-figure scoring games and scored 20+ points on three occasions including a season-high 27 points against Atlanta, 7/1…her 21 second-half points against the Dream were the most by a Fever player since Katie Douglas in 2013…she scored five 3-point field goals on four different occasions and finished with 65, the third-best rookie figure in club history…she combined with teammate Kelsey Mitchell (70) to hit the most 3-pointers by any rookie duo in WNBA history (135)…Vivians had five 3FGs by halftime vs. Seattle, 8/7, to fall one shy of the league’s single-half record by a rookie…she had a season-high nine rebounds against Washington, 8/15, and followed that game with eight against Chicago, 8/18…she had a season-high four steals against Dallas, 8/2.

 

OVERSEAS

2018-19: Vivians ventured to Israel for her first pro season overseas….she averaged 18.5 points and 7.4 rebounds for Maccabi Ashdod, helping her club to the Israeli League semifinals when she sustained a torn ACL on March 25.

 

INTERNATIONAL

2017: Vivians was a participant at the 2017 USA U23 National Team training camp.

 

COLLEGE

Vivians was a four-time All-American with multiple national and Southeastern Conference honors all four seasons of her college career…she was a four-year starter at MSU and finished her career with 2,527 points – second in school history and ninth in SEC history…she averaged 17.1 points over her career which was sixth in MSU history…her 281 3-point field were also second in Bulldogs history and 7th in the SEC…she finished her career ranked fourth on MSU charts in free throws (400), fourth in steals (218) and fifth in free-throw percentage (76.5)…she averaged 18.4 points per game against ranked opponents in her career…she won the Gillom Trophy in four consecutive seasons, reflecting Mississippi’s top women’s college basketball player.

2017-18: A first-team All-American by USA Today, she was named to multiple All-America teams and was a Senior CLASS first-team All-American…she was the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award winner as the nation’s top shooting guard…she started all 39 games and averaged 31.3 minutes per contest…she played the 2, 3 and 4 positions while scoring 773 points, a personal best and second-most in school single-season history…she averaged 19.8 points, third in the SEC, behind career bests in field goal percentage (48.5%), 3-point percentage (40.4%) and free-throw percentage (80.9%)…she also pulled down a career-best 6.1 rebounds in her senior campaign…she scored double figures in 38 of 39 games on the season…she poured in 20-plus points in 20 games, including two 30-point contests…she averaged 21.9 points for the season against ranked opponents…she tallied 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and shot 48.5% from the field, 45.8% from 3-point range and 78.3% from the line in the NCAA Tournament…she was tabbed to the NCAA All-Final Four Team (23.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg) and voted the Kansas City Regional Co-Most Outstanding Player…she notched her fourth-career 30-point game with 30 against Oklahoma State, 12/3…she collected 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting against No. 9 Oregon, 12/13…she averaged 24.0 points, 7.5 rebounds in wins vs. UNLV and Syracuse while earning the Duel in the Desert Rebel Division MVP award…she made the winning jumper with :02.8 left in a win at No. 15 Missouri, 2/1…she scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting against UCLA in the Elite Eight, 3/25, and added 25 points in 33 minutes against Louisville in the Final Four, 4/4…she scored 21 points and had nine rebounds and four steals in 39 minutes against Notre Dame in the national championship game, 4/6.

2016-17: Vivians became the state’s first three-time winner of the Gillom Trophy…she paced MSU to the national championship game after an upset of UConn in the NCAA semifinals…she led the Bulldogs in scoring with 16.2 points per game, including an 18.1 average in SEC play…she played in all 39 games, starting 36, and led State in scoring 18 times…she reached double-figure scoring 35 times, including 11 games of 20+ points…she opened SEC play with a double-double of 24 points, 12 rebounds against LSU…she tallied 20 points and tied her career high with five steals in State’s first win at Tennessee…she scored 25 points at No. 23 Texas A&M and 25 at No. 22 Kentucky…she earned Oklahoma City All-Region honors after averaging 18.5 ppg and 5.0 rebounds against Washington and Baylor…she scored 24 points in MSU’s overtime win against Baylor in the OKC regional final…Vivians led MSU with 19 points in State’s historic upset of No. 1 UConn…she was named to the All-Final Four Team after scoring 12 points against South Carolina.

2015-16: Vivians started all 36 games and finished second in the SEC with 17.1 points per game…she passed 1,000-career points and became just the fifth MSU player to reach the milestone in two seasons…she was third in the league with 3-pointers per game (2.2) and percentage (30.9%), hitting 79 3-pointers…she averaged 16.0 points through 11 games against ranked foes…she led MSU in scoring 23 times, tallying double figures 31 times…she had 13 20-point games and two 30-point contests…she scored a season-high 36 points at Louisiana Tech….she was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging a tournament-high 22.0 points and grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game…she poured in 30 points in the SEC semifinals against Tennessee and 26 against South Carolina in the championship game…she scored at a 16.3-point clip in the NCAA Tournament, including 24 points in a second-round win against Michigan State.

2014-15: Vivians led MSU with 14.9 points per game which was third in the SEC and tops among freshmen…she claimed 505 points, fourth-most ever by an MSU freshman…she ranked seventh in MSU season history in 3-pointers made (69) and fourth in attempts (211)….she averaged 17.5 ppg vs. ranked teams, including an MSU freshman-record 39 at Kentucky that tied for the most in the nation by a freshman that year…she had 26 double-figure games and eight 20-plus point outings…she was named SEC Freshman of the Week and Preseason WNIT MVP after averaging 19.3 ppg in her first four college games…she tallied 26 points, 22 in the second half, vs. No. 16 West Virginia…she claimed her first career double-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds in the WNIT championship against Western Kentucky…she hit a game-winning 3-pointer in OT against Texas A&M….in the NCAA Tournament second round, she totaled a team-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds against Duke.

 

PERSONAL

Victoria Vivians was born Nov. 17, 1994 in Jackson, Miss…raised in Carthage, Miss., she is the daughter of John and Angela Vivians and Deborah Peatry…a human sciences major at MSU, she was voted MSU’s 2017 Homecoming Queen…Vivians prepped at Scott Central High School in Forest, Miss…she was touted as a five-star prospect rated No. 24 in the nation, the No. 7 guard, by ESPN/HoopGurlz…she was selected MaxPreps First Team All-American following her junior and senior seasons…she was named to the SchollyMe All-World Game in Irvine, Calif…she was second in NFHS history with 5,172 points…Vivians led the nation with a 46.2 scoring average as a high school senior, bettering her own state record and ranking fifth in national high school records…she scored 1,617 points as a senior, best in state history regardless of gender, and 1,470 as a junior, the third- and fifth-most in national high school records…she was named Mississippi’s Miss Basketball her final two seasons, and was a four-time all-state selection…she led Scott Central to the state Class 2A finals as a senior…she added 14.3 rebounds per game in addition to her nation’s-best scoring clip…she scored 68 points against Newton in the south state semifinals, tying the girls state record…she was named Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic MVP after scoring a record 36 points in leading Mississippi to a 95-89 win…she was selected Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year following her senior and sophomore campaigns…as a junior, she was second in the nation with 39.7 points per game and lead Scott Central to the state’s Class 2A crown…she also won the state title during a freshman season that saw her score at a 24.7 clip…she was named state tournament MVP after leading Scott Central to both state crowns…she also led the nation in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 37.0 ppg.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

(1) Drafted by Indiana in the first round (8th overall) of the 2018 WNBA Draft, 4/12/18.

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