Boy van Vliet

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Boy van Vliet
No. 2Heroes Den Bosch
Position Shooting guard
League BNXT League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 28)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Listed height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight82 kg (181 lb)
Career information
College
NBA draft 2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019 Den Helder Suns
2019–present Heroes Den Bosch
Career highlights and awards

Boy van Vliet (born 13 July 1994) is a Dutch basketball player who plays for Heroes Den Bosch of the BNXT League. Standing at 194 cm (6 ft 4+12 in), Van Vliet plays as shooting guard. He is also a regular member of the Netherlands national basketball team.

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College career

Van Vliet played his first two seasons with North Iowa Area Community College (2014–2016). From 2016 to 2018, he played with the Dallas Baptist Patriots. Here, he played two seasons and averaged 14.8 points in the NCAA Division II.

College statistics

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2016–17Dallas Baptist341822.8.447.350.6552.42.9.8.18.3
2017–18Dallas Baptist323231.2.486.298.7804.74.61.2.314.8

Professional career

On 11 July 2018, Van Vliet signed a one-year contract with Den Helder Suns of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). [1] On 18 April 2019, he won the DBL Rookie of the Year award. [2]

On 12 October 2019, Van Vliet signed a two-year contract with Heroes Den Bosch of his hometown 's-Hertogenbosch. [3] He averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 assists in his first season with Heroes.

In his second season with Heroes, Van Vliet reached the Finals of the DBL for the first time, where the team lost to ZZ Leiden. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 assists per game. Van Vliet signed a two-year extension with the team on 9 July 2021. [4]

National team career

On 16 November 2018, Van Vliet was selected by head coach Toon van Helfteren to be a part of the Netherlands senior team for the first time. [5]

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References

  1. "Den Helder Suns contracteert Boy Van Vliet" (in Dutch). Denheldersuns.nl. Archived from the original on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. "Van Vliet Rookie of the Year". basketballleague.nl. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. "Boy van Vliet tekent contract tot medio 2021 - Heroes Den Bosch - Basketball". Heroes Den Bosch. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. "Heroes Den Bosch extends Boy van Vliet contract". Sportando. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  5. "Vier debutanten voor Orange Lions". Basketballleague.nl (in Dutch). 16 November 2018. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.