4-star PG Jonathan Sanderson updates recruitment, talks visits

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw03/19/24


Jonathan Sanderson, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Saline (MI) High School, came in at No. 66 in the updated 2026 On3 rankings

“I’m a skilled sand mart point guard that can shoot it really well,” Sanderson told On3. “I also have sneaky bounce. When It comes to the mindset I think I’m one of the most hardworking players who are dedicated, and also a dog! Some of the players I study are Paul George, Steph Curry, and Lamelo Ball.”

On3 was able to catch up with four-star Jonathan Sanderson recently to talk about his recruitment.

“I have offers from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Illinois, Virginia, Purdue, and Notre Dame,” Sanderson said. “I’ve taken unofficial visits to all of those schools.”

Sanderson Talks Visits

MICHIGAN: “I’ve been around the staff for the last five years. When I went on my visit the Michigan football game, it was really fun.”

INDIANA: “When I went to Indiana it was an awesome visit. I actually went there twice and both times I had a great time. All of the staff were super cool and Coach (Mike) Woodson was super cool!”

OHIO STATE: ”I really like their facilities and the city as a whole, it was a really cool trip that I had down there.”

IOWA: “Iowa was also a fun visit and what was really intriguing was that the style of play fits my game.”

ILLINOIS: “At Illinois, it was a really positive place and really cool. Coach (Brad) Underwood was awesome and how they play also fits my game and how they use their point guards.”

NOTRE DAME: “The Notre Dame visit was a lot of fun, I never got to see how they play in person but I think I would fit well in Coach’s system.”

PURDUE: “Purdue has been fun to watch when I watch them on TV. The staff is really nice and they really like how I facilitate and score as a point guard.”

VIRGINIA: “When I went to Virginia it was a really cool experience, especially talking to the staff. I think within their system what they do well could help me within my game and my weaknesses.”

“Some schools that might be close to offerings are like Wisconsin and Northwestern,” Sanderson said.

In Jonathan Sanderson’s Words

“Both of my parents played D1 basketball,” Sanderson said. “My mom played at Mercer and my dad played at Ohio State. My dad was the strength and conditioning coach at Michigan, he is now he is helping out at Illinois.

“I’m really looking for a positive environment where I can get better as a player and overall become a better person through the journey.”