Fred VanVleet, born on February 25, 1994), his hometown is located in Rockford, Illinois, USA, nicknamed “Van Jordan” and “VV”, and he serves as a point guard.
Location: G (No. 23)
Height: 1.85 meters / 6 feet 1
Weight: 89 kg/197 lbs
Team: Toronto Raptors
School: Wichita State University
Salary this season: $21.25 million
In 2012, Van Fleet entered Wichita State University and played 141 games on behalf of Wichita State University, averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 26.8 minutes per game. During the four years of college, he helped the team win the Missouri League Championship three times and the regular season championship three times, and achieved nine victories in four NCAA trips.
Fred Van Fleet has a big heart. He rarely makes mistakes in passing and receiving the ball at critical moments. As a point guard, he has an excellent assist/turnover ratio. Accurate shooting, sharp breakthrough, excellent offensive ability, steady play, good organizational skills, and can handle key balls. But the physical talent is mediocre. The biggest problem is that he holds the ball for too long, sticks to the ball in his style of play, and sometimes chooses to be overconfident in his shots.
Van Vleet was the undrafted pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and signed a two-year 1.45 million contract with the Raptors. In 2018, he was selected as the season’s best sixth man candidate list and reached a two-year $18 million agreement with the Raptors. Following the Raptors to win the championship in the 2018-19 season, Van Vleet’s performance in G6 of the Finals was the key to the Raptors winning the game. In the 2019-20 season, he averaged 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game, playing the best season of his career.
In the 2019-20 season, the Raptors stopped in the Eastern Conference semifinals. On November 21, 2020, the Raptors renewed their contract with the Raptors for 4 years and 85 million US dollars.