Victoria Vivians

Victoria Vivians

Rank: 6

Class: 2014
Position: Forward
Height: 6-1
Hometown: Forest, MS
High School: Scott Central
Club Team: North Mississippi Elite
Status: Verbal
School: Mississippi State
Schools Considered: Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Baylor, Georgia, Louisville, Southern Mississippi, Stanford, Duke, LSU, Kentucky, Florida

2013 Scott Central vs Lake

The 5-11 swing player is long and athletic.  She changes speeds and direction well.  Understands angles when attacking the rim.  She has a short simple stroke and is very capable from 3point land with her feet set.  I wouldn't call her a pure shooter, but she can step out well beyond the arc.  The best part of her offensive game is within the 15ft area.  She plays low to high and accelerates to the rim (and through contact).  She has a three phase offensive game- can hit the 3, pull up in the mid range and finish.  She demands a double team and despite scoring 62 of her teams 69 points, she can pass out of it.  It's not her fault that the double team doesn't force her to give it up.  She does a great job of attacking the double before it forms.  She has a high motor and can handle physical play.  She is strong shoulder to shoulder and hip to hip- her body is ready for college.  She is longer than she is tall (6-1 is length).  At the risk of stating the obvious, she is a scorer.  She can make bad shots fall and has an ability to shoot off balance and change her shooting release point when under duress.  Vivians is fast in the open court and changes direction at full speed.   - Dave Dagostino

2012 GPS Invitational

Vivians came into camp with the reputation as a big-time scorer having scored over 50 points in several games during her sophomore year at South Central. She left with the same reputation from the many onlookers, and part of the package is her college-ready frame with an extremely strong upper body that allows her to finish easily against contact. Her go-to move is her pull-up jump shot in the mid-key area. She scores in bunches and attacks at a fierce pace. She’ll need to improve her ability to play without the ball and routinely, we noticed her inability to go left to score.  But this is a high-level player with all-American credentials.  - Kelvin Powell


In 2012-13 as a junior Vivians led the nation in scoring with 1470 points for the season which is an average of 39.7 points per game (a total of 4,138 and counting for high school her career).  She also added 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 1.5 assists per game and guided Scott Central High School to a 33-4 record and a Mississippi State Championship.  She was named "Miss Basketball" in the state of Mississippi.

On January 12, 2013 Vivians scored 62 points in a 69-67 victory over rival Lake High School.  The junior scored 45 points in the second half including the game winning free throws.  Vivians hit 15 field goals, three 3-pointers and went 23-of-28 from the free throw line and also grabbed 15 boards.  Victoria followed that performance up with a 52-point game on January 28 in an overtime-win over New Albany. Vivians is currently averaging 39 points and 15 rebounds per game and has already scored over 3,700 points in her high school career.

As a sophomore in 2011-12 Victoria averaged 37 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game to lead her team to a 26-7 record and an appearance in the state semifinals.  She was named the 2012 Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year.

(Photos by Kelly Kline)

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