Recruitment heating up for Winston

Elite class of 2016 point guard Cassius Winston continues to be one of the most sought after recruits in the Midwest.

One of the top point guards in the class of 2016 is Detroit (Mich) UD Jesuit product Cassius Winston. The 6-foot-1 Winston has both playmaking ability and scoring prowess, and now he is showing his wears on the AAU circuit with The Family.

The Family is off to an excellent start so far at the 16 and under level and Winston feels that things are going well for him.

"It started off rough, but now I am getting my game back up to par," said Winston. "We are winning games, we have a very good team, and things are going well."

He continued, "I have been working my strength and my speed. I am trying to get more explosive and better finishing around the basket."

Recruiting wise numerous schools came out to see him, and four are staying in the closest contact.

"I have a lot of interest from Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State," noted Winston.

Michigan is located close to his home, and Winston says he likes what the Wolverines and John Beilein are doing right now.

"It is a guard oriented team that runs a lot of ball screens, and they play through their guards a lot," said Winston. "Also Coach Beilein has done a great job of developing players there like Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas."

Michigan State is a school that has been mentioned prominently with Winston, and Tom Izzo and company continue to make him a priority recruit.

"I like the toughness that they play with on the defensive end, and Coach Izzo is one of the best coaches in the country," said Winston.

Another Big Ten school firmly in the mix is Ohio State. The Buckeyes continue to make Winston a priority.

"I like the coaching staff," said Winston of Ohio State. "Everybody there is cool and they win a lot of games. Also I like how they use their guards."

Iowa State has had some major success recruiting within the state of Michigan, and the Cyclones are definitely in the picture for Winston.

"It is a great guard school," Winston said of the Cyclones. "They get their guards the ball, and they win a lot of games so I like that a lot."

For now Winston is just taking everything in stride and has timetable to make a commitment.

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