Fred VanVleet Wife, Son, Parents, Net Worth
Making a stadium full of fans erupt with a 21-point effort against the Bucks, Fred VanVleet became the first player in Toronto Raptors' Franchise history to make more three-pointers off the bench coming in as a substitute.
After getting drafted as a free agent in 2016, the point guard also helped the team win an NBA title in 2019. Now, the super sub is eyeing a valiant performance in the new season of their title defense.
Fred VanVleet not only fell in love with basketball in high school, but he also met the love of his life Shontai Neal during the same time.
Dating each other since high school, the two shared a very long relationship and knew each other very well. Having already known each other for so many years, in January 2019, the two welcomed their first child a daughter named Sanaa.
Later in May 2019, Fred and his wife-prospect became parents to a son, Fred Jr., before the game against Bucks in the playoffs.
Fred VanVleet and Sanaa spend quality father-daughter time in June 2019 (Photo: Fred VanVleet's Instagram)
The proud father immediately flew back to get along with his girlfriend and newborn baby and returned to attend the game after the child's birth.
Similarly, game number five in the playoffs saw the best of Fred as he bagged 21 points from the bench to take his team to a 105-99 victory. Now, with the birth of a son, Fred and Shontai may take their relationship to the next step and become husband and wife.
Parents, Age & Height
Fred VanVleet was born as Frederick Edmund VanVleet on 25 February 1994 in Illinois. His parents raised him alongside his brother J.D and Darnell in Rockford in a family of five.
Unfortunately, in 1999, his father passed away, and his mother Susan married a man named Danforth- who was a police officer in the city. Growing up, his stepfather trained him and made him compete with his elder brother J.D.
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His height of 6 feet(1.83m) and weight of 88kgs helped him dribble past the opponents quickly and create free space to shoot or provide an assist.
Later, he joined Auburn High School and showcased his learnings, leading the school team to a 22-game win streak in the senior season. Soon, he moved to Wichita State’s College and ended his junior season as the all-time assist leader
Gradually making a name for himself, the Raptors point guard was named the All-Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year in 2014. After that, in 2016, Raptors signed the 25-year-old as an undrafted free agent, and rest was history.
Net Worth, Salary
Starting as a benchwarmer who was neither the most athletic, tallest, nor the fastest, Fred VanVleet has become one of the most popular players on the Raptors roster.
The point guard started the season with a miserable 30.4 shooting percentage in his first 12 games and made just three of his first 18 three-point attempts. To make matter worse, he even missed simple layups and was eventually benched later.
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However, Fred made one of the most remarkable comebacks netting 41.7 percent of his threes over the next 51 games, best by any Raptors player.
Now, the gem of a player earns a base salary of $9,346,153 from his two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors. Furthermore, the super sub is guaranteed $18,000,000 at the end of his contract, which will see his net worth get skyrocketed in 2020.