2021 five-star point guard Khristian Lander commits to Indiana
Class of 2021 Evansville Reitz point guard Khristian Lander committed to Indiana on Tuesday, he announced on his Instagram account.
I want to say thank you to all of the coaches that have ever recruited me and that have taken the time out their day to do so. This was a long thought out decision but I’ve decided on the college I will be attending …..STAYING HOME ??? GO HOOSIERS pic.twitter.com/P0HgzBqUJg
— Khristian Lander (@khristianlander) February 26, 2020
The No. 11 player in the class of 2021 according to the 247Composite, Lander chose Indiana over Michigan, Louisville and Memphis. He also had scholarship offers from Florida, Texas Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Ohio State, Memphis, Ole Miss, Purdue, Pittsburgh and Tennessee.
He was in Bloomington on Sunday afternoon for Indiana’s 68-60 win over then No. 9 Penn State.
As Jeff Borzello of ESPN pointed out on Twitter, reclassifying to 2020 has been an option for Lander, who is currently the top rated point guard nationally in the 2021 class.
Lander was an AAU teammate of IU signees Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway last spring and summer with Indiana Elite on the adidas Gauntlet circuit. He took a junior year official visit last fall to Bloomington with Leal and Galloway.
— Anthony Leal (@anthonyl3al) February 26, 2020
The five-star point guard is the third top 30 player from Indiana to commit to Indiana under Archie Miller. Romeo Langford, the No. 7 player in the 2018 class, and Trayce Jackson-Davis, the No. 30 player in the 2019 class, were the other two.
He’s the eighth in-state player to commit to the Hoosiers under Miller, joining Langford, Jackson-Davis, Rob Phinisee, Damezi Anderson, Armaan Franklin, Leal and Galloway.
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