Former Wichita State Shockers star guard Fred VanVleet has made the 15-man roster for the Toronto Raptors, according to reports.
Sources: Toronto has chosen guard Fred VanVleet for its 15th roster spot and third point guard role to start the season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 22, 2016
The Raptors signed VanVleet after he went undrafted this past June in the NBA Draft. He played Summer League with the club as well.
VanVleet averaged 12.2 points per game, 5.5 assists and 1.8 steals for the Shockers last season and was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for the second time.
The Raptors announced they have cut several players who were vying for the last roster spot, clearing the way for Van Fleet.
The Raptors have released Drew Crawford, Brady Heslip, E.J.Singler, Jarrod Uthoff, and Yanick Moreira. The roster now stands at 15. #rtz— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) October 22, 2016
VanVleet had an exceptional preseason for the Atlantic Division champion Toronto Raptors, highlighted by a 31-point performance last week against Buenos Aires San Lorenzo.
Over seven preseason games, the rookie averaged 8.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in about 20 minutes per contest. VanVleet and the Raptors open the regular season on Oct. 26 at home against the Detroit Pistons.