Rothstein | Landry Shamet on track for November return

TERRE HAUTE, IN - DECEMBER 28: Landry Shamet (11) guard Wichita State Shockers attempts a free throw in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) basketball game against the Indiana State University (ISU) Sycamores on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, on the Nellie and John Wooden Floor at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by David Allio/Icon Sportswire)
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Wichita State guard Landry Shamet remains on track to return in November while currently recovering from a stress fracture in his right foot, head coach Gregg Marshall has informed FanRag Sports.

Shamet originally suffered the injury back in late July. In fact, such an occurrence actually marked the second time that he had sustained a foot injury during his collegiate career. During his freshman season, Shamet suffered a compound fracture in his right foot and was forced to redshirt as a result.

The sophomore played in 36 games last season en route to making 35 starts. In those contests, Shamet averaged 11.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds over 26.7 minutes per game. He shot 47.2 percent from the floor, 43.9 percent from three-point range and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line. Shamet also posted a true-shooting percentage of 62.9 and an effective field-goal percentage of 59.8. Thanks to his terrific efficiency, the Kansas City, Missouri native also recorded .227 win shares per 48 minutes.

The Shockers went 31-5 last season and lost in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32. The heralded mid-major program has now reached the “Big Dance” in six consecutive years, a stretch that has included a run all the way to the Final Four back in 2012-13. Wichita State has notably won at least 30 contests in four of the last six seasons as well.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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