Five-star recruit Khristian Lander, a junior point guard out of Evansville, Ind., announced he'd be "staying home" when he heads to college as an Indiana Hoosier, choosing the in-state school over Louisville, Michigan and Memphis.
The 6-foot-2, 165-pound Lander, who shared his decision on social media Tuesday evening, is ranked as the No. 1 point guard nationally in the class of 2021 and the No. 9 overall player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite.
Lander's commitment marks another huge get for Hoosiers coach Archie Miller, who has been successful in signing the top players in Indiana for three years straight: Romeo Langford in 2018, Trayce Jackson-Davis in 2019, and Lander's AAU teammates Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway in 2020.
"I just feel like they never acted different, no matter what type of recruits they could have gotten. They stayed consistent," Lander told the Bloomington Herald-Times on Tuesday night. "And the loyalty thing is real big for me.
"I committed because they stayed relevant the entire time. I was a priority no matter what type of recruits they could have gotten. I'm ready to turn up the Hoosier Community!"
Lander is Indiana's first commit in the class of 2021, but he could join the Hoosiers in 2020, according to a report by thedailyhoosier.com.
Rivals' Nick Baumgart also reported that while Lander has classes to complete in order to graduate early, both Indiana and Lander are expected to make a strong push toward the guard joining the Hoosiers this fall.
--Field Level Media