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Wichita St. lands 4-star guard

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THE RIVALS150: 2015 | 2016
It has become impossible to argue with the results being achieved on the floor at Wichita State. Gregg Marshall and the Shockers are finding talent, developing it and winning at a high level. Wednesday morning, they won a high level recruit.
Four-star combo guard Landry Shamet out of Kansas City Park Hill gave the Shockers a verbal commitment just a few days after returning from his official visit to Wichita State.
"I just loved it too much and I knew it in my heart that's where I wanted to go," Shamet told Rivals.com. "I liked being around those guys and playing with those guys.
"I really have a great relationship with the coaching staff down there and I just can't wait to be a part of it."
Standing 6-foot-4, Shamet went from unknown to one of the hottest guard recruits in the country thanks to his play on the grassroots circuit with the KC Pumas.
Capable of playing either the point or shooting guard position, Shamet is a fundamentally sound guard who is very good off of the dribble. He is a high level pull-up jump shooter, intelligent passer and has a tendency to make the correct play much more often than not.
Shamet was originally scheduled to take official visit to Colorado, Kansas State (who may have eliminated themselves last week when they landed Barry Brown) and Illinois in addition to the just finished trip to Wichita. However, Marshall's track record of success, the heavy pursuit of assistant coach Steve Forbes combined with a strong visit were enough to win a verbal commitment without any further visits.
Ranked No. 87 overall in the Rivals150, Shamet is Wichita State's first commitment from the class of 2015.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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