S1E19 – Rejecting Fred VanVleet

Show Notes

Fred VanVleet is an NBA champion who recently signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth $85 million. But before becoming a key player for the Raps, VanVleet was overlooked and underestimated at every single stage of his basketball career. This week, we tell his amazing story. From being rejected by all 30 teams in the NBA draft to becoming the highest-paid undrafted player of all time.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. Forbes: Why Toronto Raptors Super Sub Fred VanVleet Is Such An Inspirational Story
2. FredVanVleet.ca
3. Raptors Cage: Betting on Himself is the Key to Success for Raptors Guard Fred VanVleet
4. The Wichita Eagle: Fred VanVleet Brings Pride and a Lasting Effect to Hometown of Rockford, Ill.

5. The Old Man & The Three: Fred VanVleet on his Upcoming Free Agency And Winning An NBA Title
6. Open Gym: Origins Presented By Bell: The Fred VanVleet Story
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CTV W5: Fred VanVleet’s Hard-Won Career as an NBA Star
8. FVVTV: Fred VanVleet: Undrafted

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Fred VanVleet is an NBA champion who recently signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth $85 million. But before becoming a key player for the Raps, VanVleet was overlooked and underestimated at every single stage of his basketball career. This week, we tell his amazing story. From being rejected by all 30 teams in the NBA draft to becoming the highest-paid undrafted player of all time.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. Forbes: Why Toronto Raptors Super Sub Fred VanVleet Is Such An Inspirational Story
2. FredVanVleet.ca
3. Raptors Cage: Betting on Himself is the Key to Success for Raptors Guard Fred VanVleet
4. The Wichita Eagle: Fred VanVleet Brings Pride and a Lasting Effect to Hometown of Rockford, Ill.

5. The Old Man & The Three: Fred VanVleet on his Upcoming Free Agency And Winning An NBA Title
6. Open Gym: Origins Presented By Bell: The Fred VanVleet Story
7
.
CTV W5: Fred VanVleet’s Hard-Won Career as an NBA Star
8. FVVTV: Fred VanVleet: Undrafted

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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