Kansas basketball expected to host visit for 5-star wing during pivotal Big 12 matchup

Joson Sanon will be on the Kansas campus next week.
Dec 31, 2022; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; A general view of the center court logo prior to a game
Dec 31, 2022; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; A general view of the center court logo prior to a game / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Last month, Joson Sanon was supposed to embark on a visit with the Kansas basketball program but it fell through at the last minute. The 5-star prospect seems poised to finally arrive in Lawrence next week when the team hosts No. 4 Houston in a highly anticipated conference game on Feb. 4.

The 6-foot-5 forward from Vermont Academy is ranked No. 11 overall in the 247 Sports Composite. He spoke with anonymous college basketball insider Trilly Donovan in a video — albeit an unsettling one —that was released on X (formerly Twitter).

During the short interview, Sanon revealed schools like Duke and Kentucky were getting involved in his recruitment. He also mentioned he would be visiting Kansas and Georgia next month. You can watch the full version here.

Assuming he makes it to campus this time around, it won't be the first time he watched a Jayhawk game this year. He visited Bloomington, Indiana when Kansas was in town for a road game in December. KU came out of that contest victorious in a close one.

The Massachusetts native is listed as a forward but can run the floor like a guard and shoot it at a high clip beyond the arc. Sanon is a dynamic talent who would vastly improve floor spacing at Kansas, something the Jayhawks have struggled with a lot this season.

Sanon is in the Class of 2025 but would likely switch to 2024 if he commits soon. Another potential reclassing player Kansas is linked to is Darryn Peterson, who would be one of Bill Self's most highly touted high school players ever. Peterson signed an NIL deal with Adidas and is viewed as a top target by the coaching staff.

Considering he appears to be in no rush to make a decision, Sanon to Kansas is not imminent by any means. Regardless, most people view him as a reclass candidate and he could round out an already impressive class alongside McDonald's All-American Flory Bidunga, Labaron Philon, and Rakease Passmore.