BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana guard Khristian Lander is now in the transfer portal as of Friday afternoon.
Lander is now the sixth Hoosier who is in the transfer portal in the aftermath of Archie Miller being fired. He joins Armaan Franklin, Parker Stewart, Race Thompson, Jordan Geronimo and Al Durham in the transfer portal.
Lander tweeted out a statement, saying, "In no way does this mean I’m leaving IU. It just puts me in a better position for my future."
Lander was a five-star prospect for Indiana, who reclassified to the 2020 class to play for the Hoosiers this season.
Lander's playing time was scarce throughout the season, but he showed plenty of flashes of his talent. He was the only Indiana guard that seemed to really push the pace and run pick-and-rolls effectively.
His ability to see the floor and create open looks for his teammates really stood out when Lander was in a groove. He needed to grow defensively, but there were plenty of times throughout the season that fans clamored for Miller to hand the keys of the offense over to Lander.
Lander did not play a single minute in Indiana's final game of the season when the Hoosiers lost to Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament.
There will be plenty of suitors for Lander if he chooses to move on from Indiana when the new coach is hired. Louisville, Texas Tech, Ohio State and plenty of others were heavily involved in Lander's recruitment.
Lander is the second freshman to enter the transfer portal for Indiana, joining Geronimo. Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway have both said they are choosing to stay.
- GERONIMO IN TRANSFER PORTAL: Indiana forward Jordan Geronimo is in the transfer portal. CLICK HERE
- THOMPSON IN TRANFER PORTAL: Indiana forward Race Thompson is in the transfer portal. CLICK HERE
- STEWART IN TRANSFER PORTAL: Indiana guard Parker Stewart is in the transfer portal. CLICK HERE
- FRANKLIN IN TRANSFER PORTAL: Indiana guard Armaan Franklin is in the transfer portal. CLICK HERE
- WOODSON QUIET: Former Indiana star Mike Woodson, currently an assistant coach with the New York Knicks, has emerged as a candidate for the IU job, but he didn't want to say much on Monday morning. CLICK HERE
- STEVENS SAYS NO AGAIN: For the second time in a week, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says he's flattered by interest from Indiana, but plans to continue coaching the Celtics in the NBA. >>> CLICK HERE
- TOM BREW COLUMN: Sometimes in coaching searches, no doesn't mean no, so this isn't over until it's over. >>> CLICK HERE
- ARCHIE MILLER FIRED: Indiana fires Archie Miller on Monday after four subpar seasons at the helm of the Hoosiers program. >>> CLICK HERE