Wichita State guard and Kansas City native Landry Shamet has always dreamed of playing in the NBA. Nothing has ever been given to Shamet, who was raised by a single mother, but he is expected to be selected in the 2018 NBA Draft.
The Greater Wichita Sports Commission has announced the 2017-18 finalists for the Barry Sanders Male Athlete of the Year and the Lynette Woodard Female Athlete of the Year. This year's finalists include athletes from the City League and AVCTL.
Former Wichita State runner Kellyn Taylor won the 2018 Grandma's Marathon, a major running event, with a personal-best and course-record time. Taylor hopes to make the 2020 US Olympics team as a marathoner.
How the progression of Alec Bohm, Greyson Jenista, and Codi Heuer at Wichita State can help the program moving forward. All three players went from being undrafted coming out of high school to being drafted in the first six rounds of the 2018 MLB Draft.
Wichita State junior third baseman Alec Bohm is drafted third overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft. Bohm led WSU with 57 runs, 14 doubles, 55 RBIs and also hit .339 for the Shockers.
Wichita State guard Landry Shamet has showed off his athleticism and ability to play off-ball in recent workouts in front of NBA front offices. The Kansas City native is shooting up draft boards for the 2018 NBA Draft.
The Wichita State men's javelin unit of Aaron True, Taran Taylor, Damien Odle, John Hoplin and Jeff Ast is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA. True and Odle will compete for the Shockers' track and field team at the NCAA Championships in June.