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Toronto Raptors | #23 | Guard

Fred

VanVleet

PPG

16.8

RPG

5.6

APG

8.2

PIE

11.4

6'1" | 197lb | 27 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

How Acquired: Signed as a free agent July 18, 2016. Career Transactions: July 18, 2016: Signed as a free agent with Toronto; July 6, 2018: Signed a multi-year contract extension with Toronto. Contract Status: Signed through the 2019-20 season. 2019-20 SEASON: Averaged career highs of 17.6 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 35.7 minutes in 54 games (all starts) … Inactive for 16 games and DNP twice … Shot .413 (319-773) from the floor, .390 (146-374) from beyond the arc and a career-best .848 (168-198) at the foul line … Ranked fourth in the NBA in steals per game and eighth in minutes per game … Scored 10+ points in 49 games, 20 or more 22 times and three 30-point outings … Recorded 10 or more assists in nine games and eight double-doubles … Led the team in scoring 11 times, rebounds twice and assists in 26 games … Inactive (rest) Aug. 14 vs. Denver … Inactive Aug. 10 at Milwaukee with a hyperextended right knee … Scored a career-high 36 points (8-16 FG, 7-12 3PT, 13-13 FT) Aug. 3 at Miami; made a career best 13 free throws and tied a career high with seven made three-pointers … Missed six games (Feb. 28 - Mar. 9) due to left shoulder soreness … Had a season-high 12 assists Jan. 30 at Cleveland … Scored 20+ points in a career-long four straight games played (Jan. 4-22); averaged 25.0 points during this stretch … Tallied 29 points and made a career-high seven three-pointers Jan. 18 at Minnesota … Sat out five games (Jan. 7-17) with a right hamstring strain … Blocked a career-best four shots Dec. 31 vs. Cleveland … Collected a career-high nine rebounds Dec. 20 vs. Washington … Missed five games (Dec. 9 - Dec. 18) due to right knee contusion; sustained the injury early in the second quarter Dec. 8 at Philadelphia … Became the first player in franchise history to make at least one three-pointer in each of the team’s first 21 games of a season (Oct. 22 - Dec 8), breaking Danny Green’s franchise record of 20 straight games to begin last season … Recorded a career-best seven steals Nov. 29 at Orlando … Scored 30 points Nov. 13 at Portland … Logged a career-high 45 minutes Nov. 11 at LA Clippers … Made first career opening night start Oct. 22 vs. New Orleans; scored a then career-best 34 points … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals … In 11 games (all starts), averaged team highs of 19.6 points, 6.9 assists and 39.1 minutes, along with 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals … Shot 40 per cent (76-190) from the floor, .391 (43-110) from beyond the arc and .840 (21-25) at the foul line … Scored 10+ points in 10 games, including 20 or more six times … Had two double-doubles … Contributed 21 points and a postseason career-best nine rebounds in 51 minutes in a double-overtime win over Boston in Game 6 on Sept. 9 … Had six steals in Game 1 vs. the Celtics on Aug. 30 … Averaged 21.3 points and 7.8 assists in the first round sweep of Brooklyn; scored 22+ points in three games … Finished with postseason career highs of 30 points (11-15 FG, 8-10 3PT) and 11 assists in Game 1 against the Nets on Aug. 17. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Averaging 10.5 points, 4.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 23.8 minutes in 231 career NBA games with Toronto … Shooting .412 (836-2029) from the field, .393 (377-960) from three-point range and .842 (367-436) at the free throw line … Has scored 20+ points in 29 games with four 30-point contests … Has dished out 10+ assists in 11 games … Owns nine career double-doubles … In 82 career starts, averaging 16.4 points, 6.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 34.6 minutes … Named a finalist for the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2018, along with Eric Gordon and Lou Williams … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship … In 48 career postseason games (12 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 24.3 minutes … Shooting .396 (160-404) from the field, .378 (91-241) from three-point distance and .813 (52-64) at the foul line … Has scored 10+ points 20 times, 20 or more in eight games and 30+ once … Has two career playoff double-double … NBA G League: Averaging 16.9 points, 7.6 assists and 32.4 minutes in 16 career games (all starts) with Raptors 905 … Helped the 905 defeat Rio Grande Valley to win the 2017 G League championship … Averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.5 assists and 36.5 minutes in two games against Rio Grande in the finals … Participated with the Raptors’ entry in NBA Summer League 2016 and 2017 in Las Vegas … In 2017, averaged team highs of 18.8 points, 5.0 assists and 28.3 minutes in four games … Shot .553 (26-47) from the floor and .444 (8-18) from beyond the arc … Paced the team in scoring twice and assists three times … Scored a game-high 31 points July 13 vs. Portland … In 2016, averaged 6.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 16.0 minutes in five contests … 2018-19: In 64 games with Toronto, averaged 11.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 27.5 minutes … Inactive for 17 games and DNP once … Shot .410 (246-600) from the field, .378 (112-296) from three-point territory and .843 (97-115) at the free throw line … Ranked sixth in the NBA with a 3.74 (307-to-82) assists per turnover ratio … Scored in double figures 39 times … Reached the 20-point plateau in five games with one 30-point performance … Recorded 10 or more assists twice … Posted one double-double … Led the team in scoring four times and assists in 16 games … Paced the reserves in points 11 times … Averaged 13.9 points, 5.7 assists and 32.4 minutes in 28 games as a starter … Earned first career double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 assists Mar. 18 vs. New York … Missed 12 games (Feb. 11 - Mar. 14) with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb; sustained the injury in the second quarter Feb. 9 at New York … Scored a season-high 30 points Feb. 7 at Atlanta … Did not play with a left thigh contusion Jan. 13 at Washington … Grabbed a season-best seven rebounds Jan. 22 vs. Sacramento … Scored in double digits in eight straight games (Dec. 12-30); averaged 13.1 points during this span … Sat out Dec. 16 at Denver with lower back soreness … Finished with a career-high 14 assists Dec. 11 at LA Clippers … Led the team with 18 points in 29 minutes in first career regular season start Nov. 17 at Chicago … Scored a team high-tying 17 points Nov. 5 at Utah … Missed four games (Oct. 24-30) due to a left big toe sprain … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors win the NBA Championship … Averaged 8.0 points, 2.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 24.7 minutes in 24 games … Shot .392 (65-166) from the floor, .388 (38-98) from three-point distance and .774 (24-31) from the foul line … Scored in double figures nine times, including 20 or more points twice … In six games in The Finals, averaged 14.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 32.4 minutes … Scored in double digits in five-of-six games against Golden State … Scored a then postseason career-high 22 points in Game 6 at Golden State on June 13 … Contributed 21 points (7-9 3PT) in Game 5 at Milwaukee on May 23 … Recorded seven points and a then playoff career-high 10 assists in Game 1 vs. Orlando on Apr. 23 … 2017-18: Appeared in a career-high 76 games with Toronto, averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 20.0 minutes … Named a finalist for the Sixth Man of the Year award, along with Eric Gordon and Lou Williams … Inactive for five games and DNP once … Shot career highs of .426 (232-545) from the field and .414 (108-261) from three-point range (21st in the NBA) … Shot .832 (84-101) at the foul line … Reached double-digit scoring in 35 games, including 20+ points on two occasions … Led the team in scoring five times and assists in nine games … Topped the bench in scoring 18 times (second most on the team) … Left the game late in the fourth quarter (right shoulder) Apr. 11 at Miami … Sat out Apr. 9 at Detroit due to lower back tightness … Missed two games (Mar. 18-20) with a right hand contusion … Scored in double figures in nine straight games played (Jan. 28 - Feb. 14); averaged 12.8 points during this stretch … Led the team in assists in three consecutive contests (Feb. 4-8); averaged 7.3 assists … Recorded 13 points, a team-high eight assists and a season high-tying seven rebounds Feb. 4 vs. Memphis … Inactive (personal) Feb. 1 at Washington … Scored a season-best 25 points Jan. 28 vs. LA Lakers … Led the team in scoring with 19 points and matched a season high with seven rebounds Jan. 24 at Atlanta … Sat out Jan. 17 vs. Detroit with a right knee contusion … Corralled a season-high seven rebounds Dec. 17 vs. Sacramento … Recorded a season and game-high nine assists Nov. 29 vs. Charlotte … Playoffs: Posted averages of 6.8 points, 2.2 assists and 19.0 minutes in six games (one start) … Made first career start in Game 3 at Cleveland on May 5; finished with eight points and two assists in 33 minutes … Scored 14 points in 24 minutes off the bench in Game 2 vs. Cleveland on May 3 … Missed four of the first five games in the first round vs. Washington (Apr. 14, Apr. 20-25) due to a sore right shoulder … 2016-17: Appeared in 37 games as a rookie with Toronto, averaging 2.9 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 7.9 minutes … Inactive for eight games and DNP 37 times … Shot .351 (39-111) from the floor, .379 (11-29) from three-point range and .818 (18-22) at the free throw line … Scored in double figures three times … Recorded a season and team-high six assists Apr. 12 at Cleveland … Scored a season-best 15 points Feb. 3 at Orlando … Joined Bruno Caboclo as the first players in team history to participate in both an NBA G League and NBA game on the same day (Dec. 20 vs. Grand Rapids and Brooklyn) … Scored first NBA points Dec. 2 vs. LA Lakers … Made NBA debut Nov. 9 at Oklahoma City … Playoffs: Appeared in seven games, totaling 14 points and four assists in 29 minutes … Inactive once and DNP twice … Scored six points in Game 1 at Cleveland on May 1 … NBA G League: Averaged 16.9 points, 7.6 assists and 32.4 minutes in 16 games (all starts) with Raptors 905 … Scored in double digits 13 times, including 20 or more points in seven games … Recorded 10+ assists six times and four double-doubles … Scored a season-high 26 points Feb. 23 vs. Erie … Finished with nine points and a season-best 12 assists Dec. 15 vs. Oklahoma City … Led the team with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 34 minutes in the season opener Nov. 18 vs. Greensboro … Helped the 905 defeat Rio Grande Valley to win the G League championship … Averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 11.5 assists and 36.5 minutes in two games in the finals … Finished with 28 points and a game-high 14 assists in 36 minutes in Game 3 against the Vipers.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAREER: Played four seasons at Wichita State (2012-16), averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 26.8 minutes in 141 career games (102 starts) … Left ranked first all-time in school history in assists (637), steals (225) and assists-to-turnover ratio (3.08) … Finished with a negative assist-to-turnover ratio in just 3-of-102 starts … Tied a school and conference record by participating in 120 career victories, including three 30-win campaigns (2012-15) … Helped the Shockers to three Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) titles, three MVC regular season titles and nine NCAA Tournament victories in four trips … As a freshman, reached the Final Four (2013) … Conference honours include MVC Player of the Year twice (2014, 2016), First Team All-MVC three times (2014, 2015, 2016) and MVC All-Defensive Team three times (2014, 2015, 2016) … Two-time finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (2014, 2015), given to the nation’s top point guard … Recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists Feb. 7, 2015 vs. Missouri State; the school’s first triple-double in over four decades.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Fredderick Edmond VanVleet ... Son of Susan VanVleet and Joe Danforth ... Has three brothers; Darnell, J.D., and Tre, and two sisters: Alexis and Aaliyah … Majored in Sociology.