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Fall River hooper making waves as top college recruit on and off the court



Joson Sanon (Photo courtesy of Josue Sanon)

He is a 6’5″ shooting guard from Fall River and is one of the most sought-after basketball players in the country and he isn’t even a senior.

Joson Sanon’s high school basketball journey began at Durfee High School as a freshman. Most of us in the Fall River area associate Durfee basketball excellence with the Herren brothers, however, Sanon is making his own path.

Despite keeping his Fall River roots, Sanon moved on from being a Hilltopper and headed to Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont where he has become a top college recruit.

We asked Joson’s father Josue what prompted the change of high schools.

“He had to move to Vermont Academy to get some competition in the game. He has more opportunities at a private school, but he appreciates Durfee High School for the effort and the support.”

Sonon has received at least 12 scholarship offers from D1 schools including Kansas, Georgetown, Alabama, UCONN, UMASS, Providence College, and Washington despite only entering his junior year.

ESPN ranks him as a top 15 prospect in his class. Some have him as high as the top 10.

On top of being one of the most highly recruited ballers for his on the court performance, Sonon’s coach at Vermont Academy John Zall, says that he is also a great kid.

Sanon’s skills have garnered him invites to elite tournaments and camps across the country. Just weeks ago, Sanon averaged 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, in 26 minutes per game for Expressions Elite at the 2023 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Peach Jam in South Carolina.

Scouts say Sanon has a good basketball IQ, can shoot the three, mid-range, and close range, and can also defend multiple positions.

Josue is very proud of his son and rightfully so. The hope is that Joson will graduate high school, then graduate college, then take his talents to the NBA.

Many in Fall River will be pulling for him to do just that.

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