Landry Shamet is an American professional basketball player who currently plays as a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on March 13, 1997, in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in a family of basketball players. His father played college basketball, and his mother was a standout high school player.
Shamet played high school basketball at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, where he was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015.
He then played college basketball at Wichita State University, where he was a two-time All-American Athletic Conference player and helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament in each of his two seasons.
Shamet was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played for the 76ers for one season before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019.
He played for the Clippers for one season before being traded again, this time to the Brooklyn Nets in 2020. In Brooklyn, he played a key role off the bench, helping the team reach the playoffs.
Landry Shamet Parents: Meet Melanie Shamet and Todd Shamet
Landry Shamet’s parents are Melanie Shamet and Todd Shamet. Todd played college basketball at Missouri Southern State University and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1998.
Landry’s mother, Melanie, was also a standout athlete in high school, where she played basketball and volleyball.
Landry Shamet grew up in a family with a deep love and appreciation for basketball, and his parents were a major influence in his development as a player.
They supported him throughout his basketball career, attending his games and providing him with guidance and advice. Todd Shamet has also served as a mentor and coach to many young basketball players in the Kansas City area, including his son Landry.