BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 02, 2021 - guard Khristian Lander #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Photo By Missy Minear/Indiana Athletics

Indiana freshman guard Khristian Lander the latest to enter name in the transfer portal

Indiana freshman guard Khristian Lander is the latest member of the Indiana basketball team to put his name in the transfer portal, The Daily Hoosier has confirmed.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello appears to have been the first to report the news.

Lander moved up a year to join IU in the class of 2020 and play for recently fired head coach Archie Miller.

The Evansville, Ind. product averaged 10.1 minutes per game during the 2020-21 campaign.  He averaged 2.1 points while shooting 25.7 percent from the field including 27.3 percent from 3-point range.  The former Evansville Reitz star added 1.2 assists and 1.0 turnovers per contest.

Lander, a former 5-star recruit, is the sixth Indiana player to enter the transfer portal, joining Jordan Geronimo, Race Thompson, Armaan Franklin, Al Durham, and Parker Stewart.  Most of the players other than Durham have indicated that they intend to evaluate their options and will consider a return to Bloomington once Miller’s replacement is found.

Indiana is also awaiting an NBA Draft decision by forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, a sixth-year decision by Joey Brunk, and recruits Logan Duncomb (2021) and C.J. Gunn (2022) have indicated that they will wait to see who IU hires as its next head coach.

As of this writing, only Rob Phinisee and Jerome Hunter have yet to comment publicly on their status with the program.  First year guards Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway have both stated they intend to return irrespective of who IU hires as its next coach.

For more on Lander’s decision, his father’s assessment of his freshman season, and more, GO HERE.

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