Bloomington, Ind. — One of Indiana’s biggest recruits, Khristian Lander is officially moving to the class of 2020 after reclassification today. The Evansville native announced his move that he has successfully completed all requirements to finish high school.
The official announcement came out of 247Sports.com’s Brian Snow that Khrisitan Lander will be joining Archie Miller and the Hoosiers this upcoming season.
Lander now joins a great recruiting class with Jordan Geronimo, Anthony Leal, and Trey Galloway. According to 247Sports, Indiana is now listed as the No. 13 highest ranked recruiting class for 2020. Additionally, Indiana has moved to No. 2 in the Big Ten for 2020 and is the only team in the conference to recruit a 5-star player.
“After a long talk with me and my family, we have decided that I will reclassify into the class of 2020 and I will be attending (Indiana) in the fall,” Lander informed 247Sports earlier today.
He further elaborated that he needed to complete four classes and “…it was extremely hard. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.”
Lander also elaborated that he feels he will fit with the team well next year and is excited about the upcoming opportunity to play alongside Rob Phinisee. They both played together for the Indiana Elite and Lander states that they are similar and play well together.
Archie Miller on Khristian Lander:
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Khristian and his family to Indiana University.”
“He is a tremendous addition to our program not just as a basketball player, but a great person, and terrific student.”
“I knew when I first saw Khristian at 15 years old, that he was a special player. He has great Feel for the point guard position. His competitive drive has pushed him to elevate his game rapidly and his family has done a great job of keeping him grounded and humble.”
“He cares a great deal about his teammates and winning. It speaks volumes about him wanting this opportunity now and bypassing all of the HS accolades and opportunities he has in front of him to enjoy like most want so often.”
“We are thankful to his family, the trust that goes into this is not easy. Indiana University and Bloomington is the perfect stage for him to grow on and off the court, as well as a student on campus.”