Cassius Winston led the way for the Spartans with 17 points.
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2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats
Great passing ability and exceptional vision combined with very good ball skills • Talented point guard who can put points on the board in bunches, but looks to get his teammates involved first • High basketball IQ that ranks among the best of the Izzo era • Improved defender.
Appeared in 35 games, including starting five, averaging 6.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 20.7 minutes • Ranked tied for first in the Big Ten in assists and fifth in the conference with a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio • Finished the season second in the nation in assist rate (46.7) according to KenPom.com • His 182 assists were the second most ever by a freshman at MSU, trailing only Magic Johnson's 222 in 1977-78 • Scored 16 points vs. Michigan (1/29), marking the most he scored in a Big Ten game, including making a career-best 10-of-11 free throws • Scored a season-high 21 points vs. Northeastern (12/18) and picked up his first career double-double, adding 10 assists • Dished out a season-high 11 assists vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/18) • Solid all-around effort vs. Wisconsin (2/26) with 10 points, eight assists and a season-high seven rebounds • Led MSU in assists in 22 games, and had 12 games with seven or more assists • Scored in double-figures in seven contests • Led the Spartans in steals with 26 on the season • Ranked second on the team with a .775 free-throw percentage, including shooting .892 (33-37) from the foul line over the final 15 contests.
2016 Hal Schram Michigan Mr. Basketball Award winner • 2016 Max Preps First-Team All-American • Averaged 21.9 points, 7.5 assists, five rebounds and two steals as a senior, playing for Coach Pat Donnelly • Led U-D Jesuit to 2016 Michigan Class A State Championship, as the Cubs posted a 28-0 record and finished the season ranked No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 • Totaled 27 points and 12 assists in state semifinals in a 72-51 win over Macomb Dakota, and followed with 31 points (14-16 FG) and nine assists in a 69-49 title game victory against North Farmington • Shot 57 percent from the field, including 43 percent from 3-point range, and 84 percent from the foul line • 2016 Gatorade Michigan Boys Basketball Player of the Year • All-USA TODAY Sports Michigan Player of the Year • Associated Press Class A Player of the Year • Two-time (2015 & 2016) Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team honoree • Three-time Associated Press Class A All-State First-Team honoree (2014-16) • Three-time (2014-16) All-Metro and All-Detroit selection by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press • 2015 and 2016 MLive.com Detroit Dream Team and Detroit Player of the Year • Four-time All-Catholic League Team selection (2013-2016) as U-D Jesuit captured four Catholic League championships • Averaged 22.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists as a junior • Led U-D Jesuit to 2015 Michigan Class A Semifinal with a 22-4 record, capturing a league championship • 2015 Max Preps Junior All-American Fifth-Team honoree • Led U-D Jesuit to the Class A semifinals three times, captured three Class A regional championships, four straight District 21 Championships, four straight Catholic League team titles, and four straight Catholic League A-B Tournament titles • Averaged 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 9.0 assists as a sophomore, guiding U-D Jesuit to a 24-3 mark and a Catholic Central League championship • Averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds as a freshman • Earned Detroit News All-Detroit Third Team honors and All-Catholic League Team accolades as a freshman • Played AAU basketball with The Family • Rated among the Top 34 players in his class by Rivals.com (#29), Scout.com (#30), ESPN 100 (#31) and 24/7 Sports (#34), resulting in a 24/7 Sports Composite ranking of #33.
Born Feb. 28, 1998 • Son of Reg and Wendi Winston • Interested in pursuing a business degree, possibly supply chain management.