Cassius Winston Takes in Michigan Again

The father of 2016 U of D (Mich.) Jesuit 5-star point guard Cassius Winston reacts to Michigan visit Tuesday and updates their recruiting timeline.

One of Michigan’s top targets in the 2016 recruiting class is U of D (Mich.) Jesuit five-star point guard Cassius Winston.

Winston and his father once again made their way to Ann Arbor to checkout a Michigan basketball game, inside Crisler Center Tuesday night to take in the Wolverines 68-65 win over Syracuse in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

“I liked seeing some of the players that had improved as far as their play,” Winston’s father told Scout Thursday. “I liked the strategy they had as far as attacking that 2-3 zone Syracuse had, just the game plan and how Michigan shot the ball from the perimeter. It was pretty exciting to see.”

While sophomore point guard Derrick Walton Jr. was limited against the Orange because of a lingering left toe injury, junior Spike Albrecht stole the show.

Finishing with 11-points, nine assists and zero turnovers, Albrecht hit a big three late to seal the win for Michigan.

With no other Big Ten options coming out of high school, Michigan has helped make Albrecht into a very suitable piece of the Wolverines program, part of the player development that stands out to the Winston’s.

“It seems like they do a good job of evaluating talent,” Winston said. “Not necessarily the cream of the crop even but just people they can work with and improve. So far, they’ve been very consistent with that so that’s good.”

Set to open up his junior season at Jesuit Monday night, the younger Winston seemed to enjoy himself as well.

“I think he enjoyed the game,” Winston said. “He likes how they play, likes the style of play and how they play together. Those were the kinds of things he talked about.”

Noting it was a school night the Winston’s didn’t have a bunch of time to chat with Michigan’s coaching staff after the game Tuesday.

Regardless, the relationship continues to strengthen on both sides.

“They’re good guys,” Winston said. “Bacari (Alexander), (John) Beilein; the whole coaching staff is pretty much the same.

“They have a lot of interest in Cassius coming there. They’ve been consistent with it, not a hard sell, just consistent with it.”

The plan hasn’t changed for the Winston’s, looking to take more visits as the process continues noting the more they get to see the better they’ll feel about each school.

“We’re still going to take our time,” Winston said. “Take official visits and try to figure all that out to see which school we’re comfortable with.

“Once we go see all that we should be able to narrow things down.”

Winston previously visited Michigan State for a football game this fall and has no other visits setup in the near feature.

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