Indiana Hoosiers guard Khristian Lander has announced he will transfer to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The former five-star recruit has three years of legibility left after playing very limited minutes for one and a half seasons with the Indiana program. Western Kentucky is loading up for next season with some underused transfer talent and could be a real player in the mid-majors next season. Lander will look to establish himself and provide an immediate impact with a new program.
Indiana transfer Khristian Lander has committed to Western Kentucky, per his Twitter page.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 27, 2022
In just 13 games this season with the Indiana Hoosiers, Khristian Lander averaged 2.9 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game in just 8.8 minutes per game. That was down from just 10.2 minutes per game the season before and clearly, Lander was not getting the role he expected with the Hoosiers. He paired those numbers this year with a field goal percentage of 45.2 percent and a three-point percentage of 33.3 percent. It isn’t often former five-star recruits are handed this small of a role after two years of play at a program. Lander leaves his home state of Indiana for the state of Kentucky.
Indiana transfer Khristian Lander has committed to Western Kentucky, he tells @On3sports.
Former 5?? prospect.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) April 27, 2022
Khristian Lander still likely has NBA aspirations, but to get to that level he will need to showcase more of his skill set while with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The hope is with a change of scenery he will be able to do just that and eventually work his way back into the minds of NBA scouts. Western Kentucky has talent on the roster next season and expectations will be high for the program.