VanderLaan played in the CBA with the Idaho Stampede (2005) and with the Butte Daredevils (2006-2007). While playing for the Daredevils, VanderLaan started 43 games and averaged 13.0 points and a league-leading 11.3 rebounds. VanderLaan was named CBA All-Star and CBA All-League Second Team.
He played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D-League (2007) averaging 12.6 points and 12.4 rebounds.
In 2007, VanderLaan was selected to the New Jersey Nets 2007 NBA Summer League Roster.
In November 2007, VanderLaan suffered an injury ending his professional and playing career.
For the 2010-2011 season VanderLaan was an Assistant Coach for his alma mater, Concordia University Irvine and compiled a 32-4 record.
Off the court
In 2009 VanderLaan started Legacy Precious Metals, Inc. which specialized in dealer to dealer sales of precious metals and certified rare coins. In 2011 VanderLaan founded and launched Goldmart.com and is the current president.