Landry Michael Shamet was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Melanie Shamet in 1997. His mother was a volleyball player at Boise State University. Shamet attended Park Hill High School in Kansas City, where he was coached by David Garrison. Shamet's uncle, Tyler, played basketball at Park Hill prior to Landry and became an important role model in his life. In 2019, Shamet launched the Landry Shamet Basketball Camp. The camp "supports youth and growing kids who might need role models and good influences in their lives." Learn more about Shamet by following him on Twitter and Instagram (@landryshamet).