Raptors guard Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 54 points in Toronto's 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic. VanVleet couldn't miss Tuesday night, shooting 73.9% from the field (17-23) and 78.6% from three (11-14). The 54 points were not only a personal career-high for VanVleet, but he also broke the record for the most points ever scored by an undrafted player (Moses Malone scored 53). The 54-point performance was also a franchise record for the Toronto Raptors, which was previously held by DeMar DeRozan (52 points).
DeRozan later took to twitter to congratulate VanVleet:
Congrats to my brotha Freddy V! Kyle old ass couldn’t do it. Glad you did champ! Been telling you!— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 3, 2021
VanVleet, who Toronto just re-signed to a four-year, $85M contract, is averaging career-highs across the board with 18.8 points, 6.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds in about 36 minutes per game. The Raptors now sit at 9-12 on the season and are currently riding a mini two game winning streak as they get set to take on Brooklyn's new Big 3, Friday, at 7:30 PM ET.