Syracuse Basketball: High-scoring, 4-star PG Josiah Sanders interested in visiting SU

Per analysts, Syracuse basketball is showing interest in 2025 4-star point guard Josiah Sanders, who may look to visit 'Cuse.
Per analysts, Syracuse basketball is showing interest in 2025 4-star point guard Josiah Sanders, who may look to visit 'Cuse. / Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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Josiah Sanders is a fast-rising prospect in the 2025 class, national analysts and scouts say, with Syracuse basketball showing an interest in the prolific-scoring, four-star point guard, according to several recent media reports.

The 6-foot-5 Sanders, currently ranked in the top 125 of the rising senior cycle by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, is a standout at Colorado Prep in Colorado Springs, Colo., a program that is part of the EIBC League.

On the AAU circuit, Sanders has earned high praise from experts in recent months for his performances with the 17U team of the Jordan, Utah-based Mountain Stars in the Under Armour Association league (“UAA”).

Recent articles from analyst Charles Kang of The Juice Online and Rivals.com national analyst Jason Jordan note that the Orange staff is displaying an interest in Sanders.

Kang wrote in a recent post on X that 'Cuse assistant coach Dan Engelstad is serving as the Orange's lead recruiter for Sanders, who is interested in a potential fall visit to the Hill.

Syracuse basketball is showing an interest in 2025 4-star PG Josiah Sanders.

According to his X page and recruiting services, Sanders' full offer sheet features schools such as Missouri, Virginia Tech, Utah State, SMU, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northwestern, Tennessee, Wyoming, San Francisco, Colorado and Arizona State, among others.

A recent X post from 24/7 High School Hoops notes that Sanders has official visits scheduled to Colorado on August 29 and to Tennessee on October 11. A post on X not too long ago from the account League Ready says Sanders is also eyeing visits to Wisconsin, Minnesota and UCLA.

When the UAA held a session in late April in Rock Hill, S.C., Sanders was virtually unstoppable, averaging 26.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per contest. He was named by the experts at The Circuit to their All-UAA Session I first team as well as the offensive MVP for this session.

More recently, earlier this month, analysts and scouts deemed Sanders as a top performer at the UA Future 60 Camp, which was held on IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Fla.

Dushawn London, a 247Sports national analyst who was on hand at this camp, wrote in part that Sanders "has a college-ready frame and plays the game at his own pace. Sanders consistently showed his knack for scoring by getting to the rim, getting to his mid-range jumper, and using his size to finish at the rim."

Jordan of Rivals.com also hailed Sanders as a standout at the UA Future 60 Camp, saying that he "wasn’t going to be denied access to the lane when he made up his mind to get there. His ability to use angles and his quickness to get to his spots was almost scientific. Sanders kept opposing guards on his hip and was adept at using his 6-foot-4 frame to finish through contact."

When I wrote this story, the 247Sports Composite, within the 2025 cycle, placed Sanders at No. 118 overall, No. 17 at combo guard and No. 1 in Colorado.

I'll be curious to see if the Syracuse basketball staff ends up offering a scholarship to Sanders, and whether he ultimately goes on a visit to the 'Cuse. By all accounts, Orange coaches continue to pursue several other 2025 four-star point guards/combo guards, including Acaden Lewis from Washington, D.C., Tyler Jackson from Baltimore, and Keyshuan Tillery from Albany, N.Y.

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