Gregg Marshall and the Wichita State Shockers received their first major commitment for the Class of 2015 on Wednesday morning. Top-100 recruit Landry Shamet, a 6’4″ shooting guard, announced on Twitter that he will play his college ball as part of Shocker Nation.
— Landry Shamet (@Shamet_Landry11) September 3, 2014
Rivals.com ranks Shamet No. 87 in the nation with a four-star rating. The Kansas City, Missouri, native also had offers from Nebraska, Memphis, Colorado and other prominent Power-6 and mid-major programs. From Rivals, here is Eric Bossi’s scouting report on Shamet from April:
“A good jump shooter with good two guard size, Shamet has an outstanding feel for the game. He can serve as a distributor, can create for himself off of the dribble and is a high IQ player. Is sneaky explosive going to the rim and has a good frame to add weight to.”
And here’s another scouting report from ESPN.com, which gives Shamet a three-star rating:
“Shamet is a true shooting guard that is long sneaky athletic and has good size for his position. He can score off the catch or dribble with a nice stroke and range to the arc. Shamet has good play making ability for himself and others when he draws a second defender. Shamet has the basketball IQ and feel for the game to help at the point as well. Shamet has also displayed the ability to lead his team and be the go to scorer as needed. Shamet will need to continue to build strength and stay aggressive and consistent all in which he is very capable of accomplishing as a player very quickly. Shamet is a versatile offensive threat. He can score from all three areas of the floor not including transition in which he is very effective as well. Shamet knows how to play and how to make plays for himself and others in addition to having excellent upside.”
The Shockers will need a high quality player like Shamet in their backcourt next season, as senior Tekele Cotton will graduate and junior Ron Baker could leave early for the NBA.