Wichita State point guard Landry Shamet was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list this preseason. The award is given to the top player in college basketball by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle
Wichita State point guard Landry Shamet was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list this preseason. The award is given to the top player in college basketball by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle

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WSU’s Landry Shamet named to Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list

By Taylor Eldridge

teldridge@wichitaeagle.com

November 06, 2017 01:21 PM

The preseason accolades continue to roll in for Wichita State sophomore point guard Landry Shamet, who was one of 32 players named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list on Monday. The trophy is awarded to college basketball’s player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Shamet averaged 11.4 points and 3.3 assists last year and gained recognition with a standout performance against Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Wichita State returns all five starters, including Shamet, from a 31-win team and has been ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press preseason poll.

Shamet is currently recovering from an offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He returned to practice last week and was nearing a return, but coach Gregg Marshall said Shamet was complaining of ankle soreness. His availability is unclear for Monday night’s exhibition game against Newman.

Wichita State opens its season on Friday against Missouri-Kansas City.

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