Nike Global: Cassius Winston

CHICAGO - After a slow first few days, Cassius Winston found his stride at the Nike Global Challenge.

Before suffering a wrist injury during the spring Cassius Winston was absolutely on fire. He was leading the EYBL in scoring and putting on an absolute show for the college coaches recruiting him. However since returning for that injury Winston hadn’t seemed the same until Saturday morning.

In a third place game win, Winston looked like his old self. While he is still a little bit heavier than he would like, and working to get back into rhythm entirely, Winston managed to go for 21 points and 9 assists on 10-12 shooting.

That level of efficiency is extremely impressive, and has always been a staple of Winston’s game. He was getting out in transition and making plays for himself and others. Despite still not having his usual burst, Winston showed savvy off of screens and made defenders look silly trying to match his change of pace.

Tom Izzo and John Beilein were of course front and center for Winston. Also Pittsburgh and Stanford had assistant coaches checking in on Winston who recently narrowed his list down to five.

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