Syracuse basketball 5-star target a problem on both ends of court – analyst

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Joson Sanon, a five-star wing in the 2025 class who holds a Syracuse basketball offer, is an explosive athlete who makes a significant impact on both ends of the floor, a top analyst recently said in an evaluation.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff in late October, and the ‘Cuse faces steep competition if it hopes to prevail for Sanon. He’s a consensus top-20 overall player in the junior cycle, with several recruiting services placing Sanon in the top 10 across the country.

A standout at the Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vt., Sanon recently earned high marks from national analysts and scouts for his performance in helping lead his squad to a win over an excellent foe at a prestigious event in Connecticut.

In November of last year, Sanon told national analyst/scout Jamie Shaw of On3 that he wanted to hear from the Orange. Around June 15 of this year, when college coaches could begin initiating direct communication with 2025 prospects, reports stated that the Syracuse basketball coaching staff reached out to Sanon.

Then, about a month ago, Sanon landed a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse, which I was quite glad to see.

Syracuse basketball five-star recruit Joson Sanon is one of the top players in the 2025 cycle.

In mid-October, top scout Andrew Slater in a post on his X page detailed some official visits on the calendar for Sanon in the coming months, including to Oklahoma State, Arizona, LSU and Kansas. Naturally, I hope that Sanon considers making a trip to the Hill.

His extensive offer list includes college groups such as Georgia, UNLV, Indiana, Alabama, Arizona, Boston College, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Marquette, UMass, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Providence, Bryant, Kansas, LSU, 2023 national champion UConn, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Creighton, Maryland and Miami.

This past Friday, at the 2023 National Prep Showcase in New Haven, Conn., the Vermont Academy scored a 75-67 triumph over the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. Per the X account of The HS Circuit, Sanon tallied 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

As I noted in another recent column, the Vermont Academy is a member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (“NEPSAC”), and during the current 2023-24 term, Sanon will face some hefty competition while also battling several other Orange recruiting targets.

Recently, analyst Zach Welch of basketball outlet Pro Insight published an article where he evaluated a variety of top high school players from the New England region.

"Welch wrote in part about Sanon, “He is a versatile, high-level shooter who uses the threat of his shot to open up driving lanes — which he capitalizes on with his explosiveness — and passing reads for teammates. He can also be a real game-changer defensively, as he is able to lock down perimeter opponents on-ball and has a real knack for event creation off-ball.”"

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