Fred VanVleet Breaks Raptors Scoring Record In Career Night

The legend of Fred VanVleet continues to grow.

From going undrafted, to becoming an NBA champion (and polling a Final’s MVP vote in the process), VanVleet has consistently re-iterated the importance of ‘betting on yourself’.

Every year his numbers rise, and so too does his stock as an NBA player. His exponential improvement culminated in his signing of a four year/$85 million extension before this season tipped off.

Today, another chapter was added to the novel – as VanVleet exploded for 54 points, in a 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic.

He set a number of records in the process:

  • Toronto Raptors franchise single-game scoring record (surpassing the 52 point-mark set by Demar DeRozan in 2018).
  • Most points in a single-game by an un-drafted player.
  • First Raptor to score 50 points in a road game.
  • Franchise record for most three-pointers in a half (8 in the first stanza).

The old record holder, DeRozan, was quick to congratulate VanVleet on his achievement.