After four sensational years in Starkville, Victoria Vivians is heading to Indiana, as the Fever have added arguably the draft’s most “pro-ready” prospect. The former Bulldog, arguably the greatest ever to don the maroon and white, is a complete player who can start day one. Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer was the perfect mentor, as he brought out the best in her game on both ends of the floor. Vivians is a natural born student of the game, leader, and locker room presence, all of which will work wonders in Indiana.
The 6’1” guard averaged 17.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game throughout her four years as a Bulldog. While those are mind blowing stats in and of themselves, 2,527 total points is simply unreal. But coach Vic swears by defense and Vivians steadily improved her prowess over time, as she accumulated 218 steals and 47 blocks for her career.
Vivians is always willing to take on a challenge and show up when called upon. She is unfazed by the moment and lives for the fourth quarter. Vivians is capable of taking over at any point and not afraid to take a risk. That said, she is a fast learner and can take the Fever a level higher sooner rather than later.
Players of Vivians’ caliber are rare in today’s game. Indiana made the right choice, and Vivians is definitely in the right system. Her on-court presence coupled with her off-court personality will be on full display under the lights, as Vivians is sure to have an illustrious pro career with the Indiana Fever.