Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was signed by the Raptors after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. He was a key member of the 2018–19 Raptors' championship season. At Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, VanVleet was an All-State player who was mostly recruited by mid-major basketball programs. In college, he contributed to a resurgence of Wichita State Shockers basketball that included a Final Four run in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by the 2012–13 Shockers team as a freshman and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team as a sophomore. By his sophomore year, he was on midseason watchlists for most major awards. He was named as a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by a variety of media outlets.
|Born:||February 25, 1994, Rockford, Illinois|
|Listed height:||6 ft 1 in|
|Listed weight:||197 lb|
|High school:||Auburn (Rockford, Illinois)|
|College:||Wichita State (2012–2016)|
|Position:||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|NBA draft:||2016 / Round / Pick|
|Twitter:||Fred VanVleet's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Fred VanVleet's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Fred VanVleet's Facebook profile|
About Fred VanVleet
Point guard who became Wichita State's all-time assist leader in his junior season at the school. He signed with the Toronto Raptors as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and helped the team win an NBA title in 2019.
He attended Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, where he led the school to a 22-game win streak in his senior season.
He became an in-demand public speaker after delivering the commencement address at his former high school during his sophomore season at Wichita State. He was a First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 2014 and 2015 with Wichita State and was named the conference's Player of the Year in 2014.
His father Fred passed away in 1999. He has brothers named Darnell and J.D.
He was teammates with Ron Baker on the Shockers team that made a run to the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
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- Wichita State Shockers men's basketball players
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- Sportspeople from Rockford, Illinois
- Toronto Raptors players
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