The Indiana Hoosiers will be getting talented guard Khristian Lander sooner than expected. When he committed to Archie Miller and the Hoosiers he was hoping to be able to reclassify from the class of 2021 to the class of 2020. He has made it official and will be joining the Indiana basketball program this fall. This is a massive addition to a program that desperately needs to recapture some of its former glory. He is listed as the top-ranked recruit heading to the Big Ten this year.
Five-star point guard Khristian Lander from Evansville Reitz HS officially re-classifies and signs with IU for the upcoming season. He was considered the top-ranked point guard in the 2021 class according to at least one service.
— Tom Lane (@TomLaneWDRB) May 18, 2020
The 2020 point guard class is a little better than the class of 2021, but Lander is still one of the best point guards in this class. He should be an impact player for Indiana immediately, but he could very well be a “one and done” prospect. Lander has joined an amazing point guard class with prospects like Cade Cunningham, Caleb Love, and Jeremy Roach. Daishen Nix is also in the class, but he opted to play for the G League next year.
Lander is the best prospect in the state of Indiana and the Hoosiers were happy to land him and keep him in the state. The Michigan Wolverines were a slight favorite for the prospect, but Archie Miller managed to bring in Lander. Getting the talented point guard prospect a year early just means the Hoosiers can be more competitive this upcoming year. The Indiana Hoosiers could be on their way to recover some of their historic basketball prestige. They have constantly landed talented five-star recruits, but now they have to translate it to wins and Big Ten success.