5-star point guard Khristian Lander discusses his commitment to IU, his mentality as a player and his plans to reclassify to the Class of 2020 with Inside The Hall. EVANSVILLE — Khristian Lander, a five-star recruit from Evansville Reitz, announced on social media Thursday that he will “most likely reclassify” to the class of 2020 and join the Indiana men’s basketball team next season. The Panthers (17-7) had advanced to the Class 4A Seymour Regional before the 2019-20 campaign was canceled.The 6-foot-2 Lander becomes the fourth member of the 2020 class, joining Trey Galloway, Jordan Geronimo and Anthony Leal.
Evansville's Khristian Lander is considered the best point guard in America in the 2021 class, and Indiana got a verbal commitment from him late Tuesday.
13 and No. All rights reserved.Your account has an invalid email address. According to sources, Khristian Lander has met all of the requirements to reclassify and will be part of the IU team for the upcoming season. Get a 60-Day FREE trial to TheHoosier.com with promo code IU60. The 2020-2021 Indiana men’s basketball team was expected to be good, but Khristian Lander’s decision to officially reclassify on Monday has heightened those expectations. Lander, a five-star point guard of Evansville F.J. Reitz High School, had played his entire high school career as a prospect in the 2021 graduating class, but after his commitment to […] Now that Lander has made his reclassifying official, Indiana's 2020 recruiting class is finalized.Though his decision to reclassify didn't come to light until after he committed to Indiana on February 25, it was something he was thinking about well before then. "What made it so appealing was that I felt like I was good enough to play with the college guys right now and contribute to any team I would have picked... It’s a big weight off of my shoulders".Before COVID-19 halted the sports world, Lander was averaging nearly 23 points, six rebounds and four assists per game as he helped Evansville Reitz to a 17-7 record and a Sectional Championship.Khristian Lander comes to Indiana with high expectations, expectations that aren't always easy to live up to, especially for someone reclassifying up a full year. Five-star point guard Khristian Lander will reclassify into the 2020 class and enroll at Indiana this fall, he told ESPN. Despite that, Lander feels he is ready to compete right away.
He joined,"I had to take four courses, two semesters of English, a government class and economics class," Lander explained. "Individually I just want to show everyone that I can play with the college guys," Lander emphasized. 10 class in the nation, respectively.Lander, Galloway and Leal were AAU teammates last spring and summer with the Adidas affiliated Indiana Elite AAU program.Lander and his fellow 2020 classmates are waiting for word from IU on when they will be permitted to arrive on campus.Incoming freshmen with the IU basketball program typically move to Bloomington in early to mid-June.Proudly powered by Tuto WordPress theme from,IUBB Media Guide (links to iuhoosiers.com),Baseball Schedule (links to iuhoosiers.com),IU Basketball Recruiting: Class of 2021 Hot Board,IU basketball recruiting video: 2023 in-state forward Jalen Hooks shows off his ability to dominate,IU Football: See the updated 2020 schedule released on Saturday morning,IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2022 names to know — in-state guard Fletcher Loyer,The Daily Hoosier Report: The Latest in IU News and Recruiting Notes (09/18),IU basketball: 2020 Maui Invitational to be held in Asheville, N.C. starting Nov. 30,IU basketball recruiting: 2021 forward Trey Kaufman talks latest with recruitment in radio interview,Hoosier Sounds: IU football head coach Tom Allen radio appearance after Big Ten return. Lander, who committed to the Hoosiers in February, sent in his letter of intent on Sunday night. The most significant open question on Indiana’s roster for the 2020-21 season has been answered.
"As a team I just want us to build chemistry fast so we can play at our best," Lander told.Indiana's 2020 class is now ranked No. — Khristian Lander (@khristianlander) March 19, 2020 Lander, a junior at Evansville Reitz High School, posted on the social platform TikTok that he may reclassify and head to I.U. "I started thinking about reclassifying about six months ago," Lander said. ",Lander's reclassification does come at a cost, however, as he will no longer have a true senior season.