Recruiting is going well for Winston
Five-star point guard Cassius Winston has been high on the radar of numerous schools since his freshman year. The Detroit (Mich.) UD Jesuit standout is one of the best floor generals in the country, and he put that on full display at the EYBL Hampton event. “I had a pretty good start in Hampton, and I am just looking to continue that,” said Winston. “I have been working on improving my shooting and defense, and I think that showed in Hampton.” The 6-foot and 165 pound Winston was one of the top performers at the event, and it is no surprise that coaches from numerous schools were tracking his every move. About who he is hearing from, Winston said, “I am hearing a lot from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Marquette, Iowa State, Pittsburgh, and Georgetown is coming into the mix as well.” Michigan is a school that Winston has been to quite a bit, and he is building a lot of comfort with the Wolverines program. “It is close to home, I like their playing style, I like the team, and I like the coaching staff,” explained Winston of Michigan. “I am building a good relationship with everybody at the school.” Like the Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans have also been after Winston for a while, and he has been to East Lansing several times as well. “They know how to win,” said Winston of MSU. “No matter what they just know how to win, and I love that about the program. Also Coach (Tom) Izzo is obviously a great coach and I like the players a lot.” Also Ohio State has made sure to have Winston feeling like he is a priority recruit for them, and Thad Matta’s history with successful guards is something working in their favor. “They produce good players and develop guards pretty well,” noted Winston. “Coach Matta has a good history with point guards, so I like that about them.” For now Winston is in no hurry to make a decision, and says official visits will definitely happen. “I’m going to take my five visits,” explained Winston. “I don’t know when exactly, but I know I want to do that. This summer my focus is on basketball.” Currently Winston is viewed as the No. 20 prospect overall and the No. 5 point guard in the class of 2016.
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