Fever Select Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians with No. 8 Pick of WNBA Draft

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever have selected 6-1 combo guard Victoria Vivians with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm. Indiana already drafted dynamic scoring guard Kelsey Mitchell with the second pick of the draft, and the Fever also own the No. 14 selection.

Vivians led Mississippi State to the Final Four in consecutive seasons, averaging 19.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, with 69 3-point field goals, as a senior. A 40 percent shooter from 3-point range and a strong perimeter defender, she was a first-team All-American by USA Today and the Associated Press. Vivians was a double-figure scorer through four seasons at MSU, averaging 17.0 points for her career.

A four-year starter for the Bulldogs, she is second on the school’s career scoring list and second in 3-point field goals. A native of Carthage, Miss., Vivians is the second MSU player ever drafted by the Fever, following Tan White who was selected No. 2 overall in 2005 — the last time Indiana owned the No. 2 pick.

WNBA training camps begin Sunday, April 29.