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    "Photos: Fred VanVleet through the years' - RR Star

    Rockford native Fred VanVleet reached the pinnacle of basketball success on Thursday, June 13, 2019, helping the Toronto Raptors earn their first NBA title Here’s a look at VanVleet from his days leading the Auburn Knights in Rockford to Wichita State University and the NBA champion Toronto Raptors.


    Rockford native Fred VanVleet, left, shoots a three-pointer on Thursday, June 13, 2019, during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. At right, VanVleet drives against Glenbard East in the first quarter Tuesday, March 15, 2011, during the IHSA Class 4A Super Sectional at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. [PHOTOS BY/FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP and SCOTT MORGAN/RRSTAR.COM]

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    Former Auburn standout Fred VanVleet (23) and his Wichita State teammates adorn the cover of Sports Illustrated in Feb. 2014.

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      Good article saying how the Bulls need a Freddy Buckets.


      • #4
        A great list of Fred anecdotes from WSU players and coaches, compiled by C.J. Moore in TheAthletic.

        Here's one from Landry:

        Shamet: Before my visit, I came down for a game, and we were in the locker room afterward and they had won. He played 30-some minutes because no one else on the floor at the point guard spot was playing well. I remember him asking me, “Hey, you’re a point guard, right? You can play point guard, right?”

        I said, “Yeah.” And this is in front of everybody. He goes, “Well, hurry your ass up and get down here, because we need another one. I can’t do it all.”

        He was calling guys out in a way. He was always respectful and everything was funny how he went about it, but he would test guys throughout the year.


        • WstateU
          WstateU commented
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          One word... WOW!

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        And here is the tweet from CJ.....


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          That's another AWESOME Atlantic article. Side note, I see Landry has been invited to a select USA team with Zion. I suppose to start getting ideas for the Olypmics, World games etc.....A reminder, last time you passed on Fred, how'd that work out?


          • Dan
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            Melo Trimble looking for work?