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Player Profile for Cassius Winston

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Incoming freshman point guard Cassius Winston will look to make an immediate impact for the Spartans as he looks to compete for a starting spot. At just 6'1" he makes sure he runs the court at all time.

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Cassius Winston is a name that Michigan State basketball fans (and college basketball fans in general) will be used to hearing next year. Winston has been on the Spartans radar since his freshman year at University of Detroit Jesuit when he was a starter on the Varsity squad. He earned many accolades while with the Cubs, including four conference championships, three state semi-finalist appearances, a state championship, and the title of Mr. Basketball, beating out 6'10" Michigan commit Austin Davis.

The supporting cast in which he will be receiving gives Winston the potential to not only take MSU to new lengths these next couple seasons but it could give him an opportunity to take his talents the NBA as a potential first round pick. Winston will be joining his AAU teammate in East Lansing, the 6'7" small forward Miles Bridges. Expect Winston and Bridges to have chemistry seeing that have been playing with each other for quite a few years now. The past two seasons Winston has played with two 6'9" forwards who were known being on the receiving end of some alley-oops from him, something Spartan fans would be a fan of seeing this next winter at the Breslin Center.

Winston will be competing with an already established point guard in Tum-Tum Nairn for the starting role this upcoming season. While Tum-Tum is a shorter guard, has a lot stronger defensive ability. At 6'1" the height that Winston brings may allow him to convert to an off-guard role to create an even more deadly starting lineup. Whatever occurs this off-season with the point guard position, just know that MSU basketball is in good hands at the point guard position.