Cassius Winston

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Cassius Winston
Cassius Winston.jpg
Winston in 2016
No. 5 – Michigan State Spartans
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBig Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1998-02-28) February 28, 1998 (age 21)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniversity of Detroit Jesuit
(Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan State (2016–present)
Career highlights and awards

Cassius Winston (born February 28, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten Conference.

High school career[edit]

Winston, a 6'1 point guard, was a star prep player at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit. As a senior in 2016, he was named Mr. Basketball of Michigan.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cassius Winston
PG
Detroit, MI University of Detroit Jesuit (MI) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Sep 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 29  247Sports: 31  ESPN: 31
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

College career[edit]

He chose to attend college at Michigan State,[2] and in his freshman season averaged 6.7 points and 5.2 assists per game in 35 games.[3] As a sophomore, he became a full-time starter, averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 assists per game for the Spartans, and earning third-team All-Big Ten Conference honors.[4]

Entering into Winston's junior season, he was selected to the preseason All-Big Ten team.[5] After a strong start to the year, he was named to the midseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award.[6]

On March 11, 2019, Winston was named the Big Ten Player of the Year.[7]

On March 31, 2019, Winston scored 20 points and 10 assists in a 68-67 win against Duke in the Elite Eight of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Michigan State 35 5 20.7 .423 .380 .775 1.8 5.2 .7 .1 6.7
2017–18 Michigan State 35 34 28.1 .507 .497 .900 3.4 6.9 .7 .1 12.6
2018–19 Michigan State 39 39 33.5 .460 .398 .840 3.0 7.5 1.0 .1 18.8
Career 109 78 27.7 .467 .430 .842 2.7 6.6 .8 .1 12.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCabe, Mick (March 21, 2016). "Cassius Winston named Michigan's Mr. Basketball". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ O’Donnell, Ricky (September 18, 2015). "4-star PG Cassius Winston commits to Michigan State, puts Tom Izzo on brink of his best recruiting class ever". SBNation.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Solari, Chris (June 13, 2017). "MSU's Cassius Winston plans summer packed with court time". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Austin, Kyle (January 18, 2019). "Michigan State's Cassius Winston's recent play could make him a Big Ten Player of the Year contender". NCAA.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Austin, Kyle (October 10, 2018). "Preseason writers poll predicts Big 10 conference win for MSU, second for Michigan". MLive. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Crowley (January 10, 2019). "Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 - Is Cassius Properly Positioned?". USA Today. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  7. ^ Charboneau, Matt (March 11, 2019). "Michigan State's Cassius Winston named Big Ten Player of Year; Tillman top sixth man". The Detroit News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

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