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Following are 13 facts you should know about VanVleet's incredible journey to get to this stage and why he has earned the respect of his teammates by taking on huge minutes with very little sleep after welcoming a newborn into the world. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale. VanVleet has also become a big story for all that he has overcome in his life to get this far and how this sometimes underappreciated 25-year-old managed to win a Raptors job as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and get rewarded last year with a two-year contract worth $18 million. VanVleet admits he was a jerk to his teammates early in his high school career, often telling them they sucked. [52][53] In his return visit to Chicago and the Gentile Center to play Loyola on January 11, he again was perfect from the field with a 5-for-5 performance and added a career-high tying 10 assists (as well as 6 rebounds and 3 steals) for his first career double-double. [129] On February 7, he set a new career high with 30 points in a 119–101 win over the Atlanta Hawks. [22], VanVleet helped lead the 2013–14 team to the first 31–0 regular season in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. Chad McMillin played with VanVleet's father, Fred Manning, at Rockford Guilford High School. He was 15 of 26 (.577) from the field, 7 of 13 (.538) on 3-pointers and 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. [64][65], VanVleet was named an All-MVC first team selection following the regular season. Since 2016, I have written about sports for such publications as The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. Road weary: Loyola remains winless on the road (0-11), but it's not the only Illinois basketball program struggling away from home. VanVleet spent the night at home in Rockford, Illinois with his girlfriend & their newborn son, Fred Jr. [33] VanVleet was named as one of six finalists for the Cousy Award (along with Kyle Anderson, Aaron Craft, Tyler Ennis, Shabazz Napier, and Marcus Paige). [108] On October 22, VanVleet remained on the roster when the team cut down to 15 players. 10 Wichita State beats Charleston Southern 88-63", "Wichita State's Fred VanVleet to miss Advocare Invitational", "Wichita State needs Fred VanVleet ASAP: Shockers lose yet another game", "Wichita State snaps 3-game skid, tops Saint Louis 68-53", "VanVleet leads No. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, VanVleet signed with the Toronto Raptors. [49], On November 14, VanVleet tallied 7 steals in the opener against New Mexico State,[50] which tied a school record. VanVleet's mother is named Susan, and his stepfather is Joe Danforth.

He made the 90-min drive to Milwaukee this morning, got in around noon and squeezed in a quick nap. VanVleet is biracial; his father was black and his mother is white. [144] On August 17, VanVleet set a trio of playoff career-highs in points (30), three-pointers made (8), and assists (11) in a 134–110 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter finals in the 2020 NBA Playoff Bubble.[145]. On the rise: Chicago State (10-13, 5-4 Western Athletic Conference) was looking to match its victory total of last year Thursday night before it lost to Texas-Pan American 71-68 in overtime.

[128] On January 5, he had a season high-tying 21 points in a 123–116 win over the Bucks. [66] He was also recognized by the Associated Press as an honorable mention selection for its All-America team.

[121] VanVleet finished the 2017–2018 season averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in 76 games; he ranked 4th in the NBA in net efficiency per possession behind Stephen Curry, Eric Gordon, and Chris Paul and was the only full-time bench player in the top 20 (19th) in the league for plus-minus. [26] Following the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, VanVleet was a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American second team selection by Sports Illustrated[27] and Bleacher Report,[28] third-team selection by the Sporting News and the NABC. Those are my things.". [57] On February 7, VanVleet posted the first triple double for Wichita State Shockers men's basketball in 43 years with a 10-point 10-rebound 11-assist 4-steal performance against Missouri State. I am a former longtime Toronto Star sports writer and editor who covered everything from the NFL's Buffalo Bills to the Canadian Football League, from the NHL's Maple. "But my character, my I.Q, the way I think the game.

And that is a big thing with us, the spacing in the zone offense.". Manning had played basketball at Guilford High School in Rockford. Fred VanVleet is the son of Fred Manning, who was shot dead in 1999. "A lot of teams are good at home and protect their home court. VanVleet instead chose Wichita State, where he contributed to a resurgence of the basketball program. [139], In the season-opener on October 22 against the New Orleans Pelicans, VanVleet scored a career high 34 points after receiving his first NBA championship ring. [135] It marked the second time VanVleet required stitches during the 2019 playoffs—he also required them after Game 3 of the conference finals.

I cover the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Buffalo Bills, Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. [153] On May 20, 2019, his son was born during the Raptors Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks. 21 Wichita State runs away from Southern Illinois, 76-55", "WSU Downs SIU, Marshall Collects Win No. Fred was a totally different player than his son. A former teammate of VanVleet's late father says he has made arrangements with the Wichita State staff to meet with the sophomore before the game at Gentile Arena. [133] In Game 6, VanVleet scored 14 points in a 100–94 series-clinching win over the Bucks, helping the Raptors advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Now there seems to be a case for coach Nick Nurse to not only keep him in the playoff rotation, but to keep him fully engaged with 35 or even 40 minutes of playing time as Toronto tries to close out the series on Saturday at home and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. [20] When the Rockford native returned to the Chicago metropolitan area on February 19 to lead Wichita State against Loyola, he went 6-for-6 from the field and 10-for-10 on his free throw attempts for a game-high 22 points and added 8 rebounds and 6 assists to help Wichita State raise its record to 28–0. He has a daughter, Sanaa, born on January 29, 2018. Hasn’t had much sleep, but said the emotional high is carrying him through. I am a former longtime Toronto Star sports writer and editor who covered everything from the NFL's Buffalo Bills to the Canadian Football League, from the NHL's Maple Leafs to professional lacrosse and tennis.

[135] VanVleet played an important defensive role against Stephen Curry during the NBA Finals that saw him utilized in a box-and-one defense. Years later Manning was shot to death in 1999 when VanVleet was just 5. [77][78] He made the initial 50-man John R. Wooden Award watch list on November 17. VanVleet was in kindergarten when that lifestyle claimed the life of his father, Fred Manning. [67], VanVleet was a selection to the 20-man Bob Cousy Award preseason watchlist,[68] and the 30-man Lute Olson Award preseason watchlist. Prior to the baby's birth, VanVleet was clearly off his game, going 1-of-11 in Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, and questions were being raised about whether he should be benched. VanVleet's stepfather, who had boxed in the Army, taught Fred ball-handling skills when he was only 9 or 10 and later worked on his conditioning by making him wear 30-pound weighted vests. We were pretty good buddies. [112] With Lowry sidelined for a night, VanVleet played with the second unit and posted career-highs with 25 minutes and 10 points on January 17 against the Brooklyn Nets. in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bucks, VanVleet scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers in a 105–99 win, helping the Raptors take a 3–2 series lead.

[88] VanVleet was named to the January 25, 20-man Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list. VanVleet played for Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, where he was an All-State first team selection by the Chicago Sun-Times (Class 4A),[1] Associated Press (Class 4A),[2] and Chicago Tribune as a senior in 2012. [76] In preseason top 100 player rankings, VanVleet was ranked 14 by ESPN and 17 by NBC Sports. "I'm not giving him no credit," VanVleet said with a sly smile.

[63] He finished the tournament with 17-point and 25-point performances against #2-seeded Kansas and #3-seeded Notre Dame, respectively.

A 6'1" guard, VanVleet played college basketball for Wichita State University before beginning his NBA career. "I talked to (VanVleet's mom Susan) and she is more than happy to have me meet her son to show him newspaper articles, pictures, programs and such," McMillin said. Years later Manning was shot to death in 1999 when VanVleet was just 5. (AP Photo/Morry Gash). [116], On November 25, 2017, VanVleet posted a career-high 16 points against the Indiana Pacers. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. He contributed to a resurgence of Wichita State Shockers basketball that included a Final Four run by the 2012–13 Shockers team and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team.

But the recruitment ended there and VanVleet still doesn't know why. [10] He cut his list down to Kent State, Northern Illinois, and Wichita State. Layups: Southern Illinois sophomore guard Anthony Beane averaged 23.0 points in victories over Drake and Missouri State. [54][55] VanVleet, however, snapped his perfect streak of 20 free throws made in his home state with a 3-for-4 performance. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I am a high school counselor (in the Chicago area), so I like working with kids. Fred VanVleet’s journey started during his childhood, growing up in Rockford, Illinois. [123], VanVleet re-signed with the Raptors on July 6, 2018. He made some big shots for us and he did his job tonight.". [130] He was ruled out for approximately three weeks in early February with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb, an injury that occurred two nights earlier against the New York Knicks. "I think it would be pretty cool.". [47][48] VanVleet was also included in the early December Naismith Award top 50 watch list.

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