Former Wichita State University star point guard Fred VanVleet is having a big season on the hardwood for the Toronto Raptors.
VanVleet is averaging 21 points, 5.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game for the struggling Raptors (2-8). Additionally, VanVleet is shooting 45 percent from the field, and 39 percent from 3-point land. Against the Celtics Jan. 4, VanVleet dropped in a season-high 35 points, to go along with eight rebounds. He followed up four days later with a 34 point, seven assist effort against the Kings.
After playing an integral role in the Raptors championship run last season, VanVleet was richly rewarded, inking a four-year, $85 million deal.
Graduating from Wichita State in 2016, VanVleet was a key reserve as a freshman during the Shockers 2013 NCAA Tournament final four run. As a sophomore, VanVleet starred as Wichita State reeled off 35 consecutive victories to open the season. He was then tabbed nationally as a Third-team All-American. He finished as Wichita State's all-time leader in assists (637) and steals (225).
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