Park Hill’s Shamet enters NBA Draft

After an All-American season at Wichita State University, Landry Shamet will test the waters of the National Basketball Association draft.

 Landry Shamet

Landry Shamet

Shamet who was an honorable mention pick by the Associated Press on the All-American team led the Shockers in scoring (14.9) and assists (5.2), while earning first-team all-conference status in the American Athletic Conference. The redshirt sophomore led the conference in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5) and ranked second in both three-pointers per game (2.6) and three-point percentage (.442). He was the Missouri Valley Conference freshman of the year in 2017.

“I was 4 when I knew I wanted to play in the NBA someday,” Shamet wrote on Instagram announcing his departure. “This ball and this goal ten feet off of the ground have brought me places I wouldn’t have ever imagined I’d go; who would’ve thought I’d be a Division 1 basketball player at Wichita State? This game has created friendships and unbreakable brotherhoods, has allowed me to meet and learn from interesting people from all over and, through hard work, has lead to me having an opportunity to fulfill that dream I’d envisioned at 4 years old. With that being said, I am declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft and foregoing my junior and senior seasons at Wichita State.”

Shamet, 21, was a two-time selection to the all-state team by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association while at Park Hill. He led the Trojans to a district title as a junior in the 2013-2014 season, breaking a 20-year playoff drought. He was a finalist of the DiRenna Award his senior season, given to the Kansas City metro area’s best player.

Shamet, a four-star recruit coming out of high school, looks to become the sixth Shocker since 2013 to reach the NBA.