Khristian Lander Decides to Stay at Indiana University

The former Reitz Panther was shortly in the transfer portal for over a week before making the decision to stay with the Hoosiers.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 9:03 AM
Updated: Apr 6, 2021 9:28 AM

Former Evansville Reitz standout and Indiana Hoosier Khristian Lander has decided to stay with the program.

After entering the transfer portal on March 26th, Lander announced Monday that he will stay with the Hoosiers.

"After much thought with Coach (Mike) Woodson and my family, I feel it is in my best interest to continue my basketball and academic career with Indiana University," Lander said in a statement on Twitter.

Lander sought a transfer after former head coach Archie Miller was let go on March 15th.

Two days after Lander announced he was seeking to transfer, Indiana announced that they had hired former Hoosiers Mike Woodson as their new head coach.

"I want to be one of the reasons Indiana Basketball gets back to being great again.  I'm putting my trust into my team, coach Woodson, and the staff he is assembling," Lander further said in the statement.

In his freshman season with the Hoosiers, Lander played in 26 games, averaging 2.1 points and had 30 assists.

Before joining Indiana, Lander was the No. 11 ranked recruit in the 2021 class by 247sports.
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