Winston talks final five

Five schools remain in the mix for point guard Cassius Winston.

There were no major surprises on Cassius Winston’s list of five schools. The Detroit (Mich.) UD Jesuit standout has had the same group of schools in pursuit for a while, but now he is down to five and has a plan in place for a decision.

After a long two months without being able to play, Winston returned in late June to the court, and now has been back in July as usual.

About his return, Winston said, “I haven’t played as well as I would like to, but it is good to be back, be running up and down the court, and doing some good things. I am still getting back in a rhythm.”

On Friday Winston decided to officially name his top five with Harvard, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Stanford making the cut.

“I just want to get focused in, take my visits, and commit, so I just wanted to narrow down my focus,” said Winston of his decision to cut down his list.

Winston then explained why all of the schools individually made it.

MICHIGAN: It is a very good program that is close to home. I know if I went there I’d be on a team that wins a lot of games, so it is a good situation.

MICHIGAN STATE: They are a winning program that just always finds a way. If I went there I would have a great career, and I like the coaching staff.

PITTSBURGH: I would have a chance to go there and make noise in the ACC conference. Also the coaching staff there is like family to me, so it would be a good look.

STANFORD: Academics are huge and it would be a new experience for me. Also it is a place I could make a name for myself.

HARVARD: It would be a new experience and I could bring something new to them from a basketball standpoint.

In terms of a plan for his decision, Winston said, “I think I am going to visit to all five schools and then commit after that.”

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