Landry Shamet is a College Basketball Player of the Year Candidate

You should learn the name “Landry Shamet” if you haven’t been familiar with it before. Shamet is a 6’4” Redshirt Sophomore Point Guard at Wichita State. As a Freshman, Shamet anchored the Shockers (a top 15 team according to most advanced metrics) averaging over 11 ppg while shooting nearly 44% from beyond the three point line. He was a member of first team all-MVC. Most notably, Shamet put on a phenomenal performance against Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, nailing big shot after shot, coming painfully close to another huge March upset for the boys from Wichita. Now, with Wichita State returning all their key players and perhaps the most key member of the team overall, Head Coach Gregg Marshall, the expectations are tremendous. This paired with their new move to the AAC and ESPN’s FPI ranking Wichita State as the best team on paper for the 2017-2018 season, will mean many eyes will be shifted to Shamet. Unfortunately, Landry suffered a broken foot (the second of his career) this past week, but the timetable should bode well for his return at the start (or near the start) of the 2017-2018 season. Regardless, remember the name “Landry Shamet.” He has all the traits to be a college star and future NBA professional.

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