Cassius Winston Scouting Report
by Andre Barthwell
Whenever I see this kid, any team that he plays on always seems to win. He is the brains on any team he plays on. There may be players with I.Q.’s as high as his, but none higher. Winston is a joy to watch out on the floor. At times it appears he is playing chess, moving pieces around to get what he wants out of each possession. He has a step-back three and he has a step-back mid-range jumper. Put him in pick-and-roll and Cassius will cut you up by scoring at the cup or dropping a dime for a lay-up. At the point guard position he is darn near complete. If there is a knock on him it is his quickness (or lack thereof). He struggles at times to get around defenders who are quicker than him. Even then his craftiness as well as his handle helps compensate for that. Winston is an elite point guard who is going to only get better, which is a scary thought.