VanVleet playing against Louisville in 2012
|No. 23 - Wichita State Shockers|
|Born February 25, 1994 |
|Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight 194 lbs (88 kg)|
|High school Auburn High School |
|College career 2012-present (8 years)|
|2012-present Wichita State Shockers|
Fred VanVleet is a college basketball player who currently plays for the Wichita State Shockers. He is a 5'11" sophomore point guard who attended Auburn High School in Rockford, IL.
VanVleet chose to play basketball for Wichita State in 2011 over several other schools: Colorado State, Kent State, Missouri State, and Northern Illinois. He was listed as a "true lead guard that has a tight handle" by sports analysts at ESPN and was appealing because of his agility and excellent passing ability.
In his freshman season, Fred VanVleet finished the season with the fifth lowest scoring average on his entire team. But he was still second on the Shockers when it came to assists, only behind newly transferred Malcolm Armstead.
After Malcolm Armstead took his talents to Slovenia, VanVleet's success came quickly. He was third on the team under the scoring category and led his team in assists by a large margin.