While Paris Lee won the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Player of the Year award for Illinois State, Landry Shamet earned MVC Freshman of the Year honors for the Wichita State Shockers Monday.
The twenty-year-old redshirted freshman guard from Kansas City, Mo., became the second Wichita State rookie in back-to-back seasons to win the award after teammate Markis McDuffie (2016). Shamet has also been named to the All-Valley first team, becoming the third freshman to do it after Creighton's Doug McDermott (2011) and former Shocker Cleo Littleton (1952).
Shamet led the MVC in the assist-to-turnover percentage and is nationally-ranked second among other freshmen with 3.25 percent. He finished the 2016-17 season with a total of 352 points, 104 assists and 22 steals.
Shamet and the nationally-ranked Shockers will be playing against Bradley at 6 p.m. Friday. They are looking to play against the Illinois State Redbirds in the Arch Madness championship game Monday.