Fred VanVleet is a professional basketball player from the United States who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on February 25, 1994, in Rockford, Illinois, and played college basketball at Wichita State University.
VanVleet went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft but was later signed by the Toronto Raptors. He quickly became a key player for the team and helped them win the NBA championship in 2019.
VanVleet is known for his strong defense, three-point shooting, and ability to play both point guard and shooting guard positions.
He has also been recognized for his work in the community, including his efforts to combat gun violence in his hometown of Rockford.
Fred VanVleet Parents: Meet Susan VanVleet and Joe Danforth
Fred VanVleet’s parents are named Susan and Joe Danforth. He has four older brothers: J.D., Darnell, Fred Manning, and Javan.
VanVleet has spoken publicly about how his parents and older brothers have been a huge influence on his life and basketball career. He credits his parents for instilling a strong work ethic in him and teaching him the value of perseverance and determination.
VanVleet’s brothers have also played a significant role in his basketball development, often playing against him in pickup games and providing him with guidance and support.