Player Profile

Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet

Toronto Raptors Point guard

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :February 25, 1994
Height :6 feet 0 inches
Weight :89 kg

Fred VanVleet: A Brief Biography

The video game “Freddy All-Star” Frederick Edmund VanVleet Sr. is an American professional basketball player. He is a member of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Since his days at Auburn, Fred VanVleet had an interest in athletics and aspired to become an athlete.

VanVleet began his professional career as a point guard in college, and he continues to play the position in the NBA.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

Fred VanVleet attended Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, where he was reared. Following his enrollment at Wichita State University, he began playing college basketball.

VanVleet was able to ascend to the position of Wichita State’s career assist leader.

Fred and Susan Manning gave birth to Fred VanVleet. His mother and Joe Danforth, his stepfather, reared him after his father’s death.

Fred was raised by Darnell VanVleet and J.D. Danforth, his two junior siblings.

Fred Manning, the biological father of VanVleets, perished of a gunshot wound in 1999. He adopted his mother’s last name.

Susan remarried Joe Danforth after raising her two children, Fred and Darnell, on her own.

Former army officer, police officer, and AAU tournament coach, Joe is his stepfather.

VanVleet was named to the All-State first team as a senior at Auburn High School in 2012 by the Chicago Sun-Times, Associated Press, and Chicago Tribune.

Despite offers from prominent Chicago organizations, he remained committed to Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), his native team.

Colorado State, Northern Illinois, Wichita State, Southern Illinois, Drake, Detroit, and Kent State offered him scholarships.

He chose Wichita State University over the other institutions.

Height of Fred VanVleet, Weight, and Body Stats

Lauri is 29 years old, is 1.83 meters tall, and weighs 88 kilograms.

His BMI of 25.7 indicates that he is slightly overweight, but this is not a cause for concern because he is active and healthy.

Moreover, Markkanen’s tall and slender physique allows him to contend with the NBA’s best players.

How much does Fred VanVleet Earn? Net Worth

The American basketball player’s career has been commendable. He is only 29 years old and has won two NBA titles.

His net worth is anticipated to be $20 million by 2022.

According to reports, Fred VanVleet’s annual salary in the NBA is $9,000,000. In 2020, VanVleet inked a four-year, $85 million deal with the Raptors.

Fred VanVleet plays for Toronto Raptors (Atlantic NBA Team)

Professional Career: The standout from Wichita State was passed over in the 2016 NBA draft and declined offers to play in the NBA Development League.

Fred VanVleet signed with the Toronto Raptors for the 2016 NBA Summer League, on the other hand.

In July, he realized his goal of playing in the NBA when he signed a career-defining contract with the Raptors.

In November, Fred made his NBA debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first contest, he only appeared for 26 seconds.

In December, he tallied his first career points against the Los Angeles Lakers in his fourth career appearance.

VanVleet scored a career-high 15 points against the Orlando Magic in a loss. During his rookie year in the NBA Development League, he played frequently for the Raptors 905 and was a member of the April 2017 championship team.

In January, Fred scored a career-high 25 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.

He played a crucial role in the Raptors qualifying as the first team for the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

During his first season, Fred VanVleet averaged 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game in 76 contests.

With this record, Fred was ranked fourth, behind only Stephen Curry, Eric Gordon, and Chris Paul.

He was nominated for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding season.

VanVleet’s first season with the Raptors was outstanding. He resigned in 2018.

Season of Explosion

He opened the season with 19 points against the Bucks and 14 assists against the Lakers, both career highs. In a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, he scored a career-high 30 points.

VanVleet was a key reserve for the Raptors as they qualified for the 2019 NBA postseason.

Fred led his team in scoring in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bucks with 21 points. The Raptors defeated the Bucks to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

They played the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Shaun Livingston unfortunately elbowed VanVleet in the face, necessitating seven sutures.

He scored 22 points, including five three-pointers, in the series-clinching victory, including five three-pointers. This victory awarded the Raptors their first NBA championship in franchise history.

This season, Freddy All-Star had an outstanding season, finishing second only to Kawhi Leonard.

In his first game of the new season, VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points in a victory over the Miami Heat.

In the first game of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Nets, VanVleet became the first player in Raptors’ history to tally 30 points and 10+ assists.

Fred’s decision to sign a $ 85 million, four-year contract with the Raptors gave them a significant boost.

After recording his first triple-double of his career against the Utah Jazz, he was selected as an NBA ALL-STAR.

NBA Trophies & Titles

  • NBA champion (2019)
  • NBA All-Star (2022)
  • NBA D-League champion (2017)
  • Third-team All-American – SN, NFred VanVleet (2014)
  • 3× AP Honorable Mention All-American (2014–2016)
  • 2× MVC Player of the Year (2014, 2016)
  • 3× First-team All-MVC (2014–2016)

Personal Life

Shontai Neal, Fred VanVleet’s high school love, is currently dating him. Shontai has supported his partner since he began playing basketball for Auburn High School.

Shontai is said to have traveled to Wichita to assist Fred after he moved to pursue his playing career with the Wichita State Shocker.

She attended Wichita State for four years and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

Shontai excelled academically to the point where she was named to the Dean’s List in 2013 and 2016.

Fred and Shontai are not married, but they have two lovely children. Her first child was born on January 28, 2018, and her second on May 20, 2019.