Five-star junior PG Khristian Lander commits to Indiana

Five-star junior Khristian Lander announced his commitment to the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday night, choosing the in-state school over the Louisville Cardinals, Michigan Wolverines and Memphis Tigers.

Lander is currently in the 2021 class, but reclassifying and attending college next fall has been an option for him.

"I'm thinking about going 2020 very strongly, but I'm not for sure yet," Lander said Tuesday night.

Lander took official visits to Louisville and Michigan in the fall.

He made multiple trips to Indiana, including a visit for Hoosier Hysteria in October.

"I have just had a great relationship and it's [done] nothing but built and gotten stronger, and they've proved to me everything that they've told me thus far," Lander said of the Hoosiers.

A 6-foot-2 point guard from F.J. Reitz High School (Indiana), Lander is ranked No. 12 in the 2021 class. He is currently the top-ranked junior point guard. Playing for Indiana Elite on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit last spring and summer, Lander averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Lander is Indiana's first commitment in the 2021 class, but the Hoosiers do have three signees in 2020: in-state shooting guards Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal and three-star small forward Jordan Geronimo. Lander is Archie Miller's first five-star pledge since Romeo Langford in the 2018 class.