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Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet works out for Golden State

Former Shockers guard Fred VanVleet will work out for the Warriors, Rockets and 76ers this week.
Former Shockers guard Fred VanVleet will work out for the Warriors, Rockets and 76ers this week. Courtesy photo

Fred VanVleet worked out for the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Courtesy of the Warriors, you can listen to his interview after the session.

“Any time you can get around some championship energy, it’s pretty amazing,” he said. “To get out to here to Oakland and be able to compete with some other talented guys is pretty fun.”

VanVleet said the workout consisted of ball-handling and shooting drills and games with the other players in the session. He said he expects to do from 12 to 20 workouts for NBA teams.

“It’s about the right opportunity and the right fit and, hopefully, somebody will give me a chance,” he said. “I feel confident that I’m an NBA player.”

VanVleet says he will work out in Houston on Wednesday and Philadelphia on Friday.

Fred VanVleet's success has helped the next generation of Rockford basketball players get noticed. (video by Jaime Green)

Joe Danforth started training his son Fred VanVleet when he was nine years old. VanVleet hated the drills and just wanted to play games. (video by Jaime Green)

Fred VanVleet scored all 38 points in the first game on his fifth-grade elementary school basketball team. (video by Jaime Green)

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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