WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Landry Shamet announced Thursday he has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.
"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," says Shamet.
Shamet says he will forgo his junior and senior seasons at Wichita State. In an Instagram post, he thanks Wichita and the thousands of people that have supported him over the years.
"This community has truly touched my heart in more ways than one could imagine. Every single person I’ve crossed paths with has impacted me and left a mark on me and I truly felt an obligation to give you all absolutely everything I had every time I put on that jersey," he wrote.
The Wichita State star led Shockers in scoring in in 2017-18, averaging 14.9 ppg. He was named to an AP All-American honorable mention.
"I want to thank my coaches for putting me in a position to have the opportunity to go fulfill my one and only lifelong dream. Without this platform and without Coach Marshall giving me the opportunities he’s given me, none of this is possible. And all of the coaches who have grown me on and off the court over my years playing."
Shamet is pegged as a first-round draft pick according to several NBA mock-drafts.