Indiana freshman guard withdraws from transfer portal, returning to Hoosiers
Indiana freshman guard Khristian Lander likes what he hears from new head coach Mike Woodson, apparently.
On Monday, Lander announced with a post on Twitter that he has withdrawn his name from the NCAA transfer portal and will be returning to Indiana next season. He was one of six Hoosiers who had entered his name into the database after the school terminated previous head coach Archie Miller.
Lander is a former 5-star prospect who was originally a member of the 2021 recruiting class before reclassifying and joining the Hoosiers before the start of the 2020-21 season. IU ended the year with a 12-15 record.
— Khristian Lander (@khristianlander) April 5, 2021
In his first season in Bloomington, Lander played in 26 games, missing only one contest as a true freshman. His minutes were limited at times, but he still averaged over 10 minutes per game to go along with 2.1 points and 1.2 assists.
Having Lander back is a big boost for Mike Woodson as he tries to reconstruct the roster in his first season as the head coach. He’s already received word from All-B1G center/forward Trayce Jackson-Davis that he will be returning next season.
Lander provides Indiana with depth and a lot of talent at the guard position.