Indiana landed one of the top juniors in the entire nation Tuesday night when in-state Khristian Lander announced his commitment to the Hoosiers. The commitment follows after he had visited Indiana over the past weekend in addition to visiting Louisville a few days prior to that. 

Lander is a 6’2” point guard at Evansville Reitz High School and played with the Indiana Elite program. He is regarded as one of the top fifteen juniors in the nation, as well as the top point guard in the class. 

He announced his commitment via twitter. In the post Lander wrote “I want to say thank you to all the coaches that have ever recruited me and that have taken the time out their day to do so. This was a long though out decision but I’ve decided on the college I will be attending…Staying home. Go Hoosiers.” 

A long list of prominent programs had also offered him a scholarship including Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, among several others. Lander has long been the top target for head coach Archie Miller and the Hoosiers. Indiana had offered him all the way back in September of his sophomore year. 

While Lander marks the first commitment to Indiana’s 2021 class, they have a strong class signed for this year. Guards Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway plus wing Jordan Geronimo have all signed for the Hoosiers incoming fall class.