Position
Guard
Height
6'3
Weight
190 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Major
Finance
High School
Parkview Baptist HS

SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2018
SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2017

SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Appeared in nine games and started one, on senior day … Against Mississippi State (3/3), he started an played four minutes, scoring the first basketball of his career, a three … Finished with five points … Second career game he scored in dating back to his one points against Southern Miss (11/15/16) … Played a total of 22 minutes his senior year with two rebounds … Finished averaging 0.6 points per game … Two-year walk-on for the Tigers … Also played four minutes in the season opener against Alcorn State (11/10).

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Invited to walk-on to the team for the 2016-17 season by the LSU Basketball staff … First year to play for the Tigers but was in his third year at LSU … This was his redshirt sophomore season … Appeared in seven games, scoring one point in his first appearance against Southern Miss (11/15) … Also had one rebound.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played for four years as shooting guard for Parkview Baptist and Coach Don Green … Team won the District title in 2012 and in 2013 advanced to the Top 28 semifinals. He was a two-time All-District selection and a member of The Advocate All-Metro team … Averaged 16 points, four assists and five rebounds as a junior (2013) … Averaged 20 points, five assists and seven rebounds as a senior (2014) … Also was a member of the National Honor Society, the top 10 percent GPA in the class, a member of the Beta Club and on the President’s List.

PERSONAL
Born on Feb. 15, 1996 … Right handed …. Parents are Rob Vial and Kristi Cupples … Younger brother, Ryland Vial … Major at LSU is Finance … “LSU is all I know. Close to home. Great business school,” was answered on influences to attend LSU … Likes to “hang” with friends and family to relax … Likes sushi and bread pudding is his favorite dessert … Favorite pro basketball player is LeBron James and his team is Vial’s favorite, the Cleveland Cavaliers … Vial’s favorite pro athlete outside basketball is former LSU star and now Giants receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr.

Top LSU Career Performances
Points: 5, vs. Miss. State, 3/3/18
Rebounds: 1, three times
Field Goals Made: 1, vs. Miss. State, 3/3/18
3 PT FG Game: 1, vs. Miss. State, 3/3/18
Free Throws Made: 2, vs. Miss. State, 3/3/18
Minutes Played: 4, twice

Top LSU Career Scoring Games
1. 5, vs. Miss. State, 3/3/18
2. 1, vs. Southern Miss., 11/15/16

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