Fred VanVleet Biography

( 1994 - )
February 16, 2020
First published on:November 28, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Fred VanVleet

Date of Birth: 1994, February 25
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Fredderick Edmund VanVleet
Birth Place Rockford, Illinois, United States
Famous Name Fred Van Vleet
Horoscope Pisces
Father Fred Manning
Mother Susan VanVleet
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $8,653,847
Siblings Darnell
School Location Rockford, Illinois
University Team Wichita State Shockers Men's basketball
Career Earnings $10,509,929
No. of Twitter Followers 72.3K
No. of Instagram Followers 97.2K
Weight 88 kg
Position in Team Point Guard
Current team Toronto Raptors
Nationality American
Profession Basketball player
Started career as a basketball player
Currently Working For Raptors 905 (loan from Toronto Raptors)
Awards 2× MVC Player of the Year (2014, 2016), 3× First-team All-MVC (2014–2016), 3× AP Honorable mention All-American (2014–2016)
University attended Wichita State University
School attended Auburn High School
Graduated year 2016
Currently Married no
Children 1
Girlfriend Shontai Neal
Tatto(s) Yes
Squad No 23

Fred VanVleet is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as their point guard. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, he signed to play in the 2016 NBA Summer League with the Toronto Raptors. That same year on 18th July, he signed a multi-year deal with the Raptors and since then he is with the team. 

Born on 25th February 1994, Fred VanVleet finished his collegiate career at Wichita State University, where he earned 3× AP Honorable mention All-American (2014–2016), 2× MVC Player of the Year (2014, 2016), and 3× First-team All-MVC (2014–2016).

Net Worth In 2020 - $10 million

Fred VanVleet has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. He reportedly signed a 2-year contract worth $18,110,010 with Toronto Raptors in 2018.

The table below illustrates the details about Fred's career earnings, including bonus and incentives 

YEAR TEAM EARNINGS
2016-17 Toronto Raptors $543,471
2017-18 Toronto Raptors $1,312,611
2018-19 Toronto Raptors $8,653,847
2019-20 Toronto Raptors $9,346,153

Additionally, his contract includes $18,000,000 as a guaranteed amount. Further, the NBA player received an average salary of $8,653,847 annually in 2018-19. Likewise, in the 2019-2020 season, he is expected to earn $9,346,153 as a base salary, while carrying a cap hit of $9,346,153 and a dead cap value of $9,346,153.

Fred posing with his car
SOURCE: Instagram

Moreover, he is 4th best-paid player of the Toronto Raptors while Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol are the 1st and 2nd best-paid player with an annual salary of $34,996,296 and $25,595,700 respectively.

The NBA star so far has made earnings of $19,856,082 from his entire NBA career. Kept aside VanVleet financial earnings, his personal assets include a Home and a car. Further, the NBA Player also earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Relationship with Shontai Neal

Neither married nor single, VanVleet is currently in an open relationship with his longtime girlfriend Shontai Neal. The couple has been together since VanVleet’s high school days in Rockford, Ill., and Neal also attended Wichita State.

Fred VanVleet and his long-time partner, Shontai Neal SOURCE: Narcity

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sanaa Marie VanVleet in January 2018. What's more, the duo is now expecting their second child together. 

Fred's partner and daughter
SOURCE: Instagram

Talking about Fred's girlfriend, she also comes from the basketball family as her father Waunie played college basketball at Rock Valley College. Additionally, her siblings, Nia and Jaden also play basketball for Auburn High and West Middle High School, respectively.  

Talking about her education, she graduated from Guilford High School in 2012 and later attended Wichita State University where she earned a degree of Science in Health Services Management and Community Development and also graduated with Minor in Sociology in 2016. 

Family & Education 

Fredderick Edmund VanVleet was born in Rockford, Illinois, the United States to father Fred Manning and Susan VanVleet. Late Fred Manning, father of Frederick Edmund VanVleet was also a basketball player who once played for Guilford High School in Rock ford.

After the death of Fred Manning by a gunshot his wife Susan VanVleet married to Joe Danforth. The NBA Player has a brother named Darnell VanVleet and also a stepbrother named J.D. Danforth.

As per his nationality, he is American. Further, his star sign is Pisces, He grew up along with his siblings, 

Fred VanVleet attended Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois where he played for his high school basketball team. After high school graduation, he enrolled at Wichita University and played for Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team.

Career highlights

Fred VanVleet previously played for his college team where he scored quite impressive points during his sophomore and senior year which led him named as the player of the year twice and was also an AP All-America honorable mention.

At the second round of the draft in 2016, Toronto Raptors signed a multi-year deal with Fred VanVleet on July 18, 2016. At that time the Raptors already had 14 players in their training camp on a guaranteed contract including point guards Kyle Lowry, Cory Joseph, and Delon Wright.

There was a competition for the final spot where Fred and many players were opposing themselves but somehow VanVleet managed to remain on the roster at the final 15 cuts down. 

On November 9, 2016, VanVleet made his official league debut in a 112-102 win over Oklahoma City Thunder. VanVleet had multiple assignments with Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League during his rookie season.

At the end of the season 2017-2018, he scored an average of 8.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 76 games which ranked him 4th in the NBA in net efficiency per possession behind Stephen Curry, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul. and was subsequently nominated for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.

VanVleet re-signed with the Raptors on July 6, 2018.

Facts and stats

Other than being a famous NBA Star, Fred VanVleet is also active on a social media site, Twitter with 133K Followers and Instagram with 672k followers as of Feb 2020. VanVleet is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The Famous NBA star is 6 feet tall in height and weighs around 88 kg.


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