Cassius Winston named Michigan's Mr. The award is named for Hal Schram, who covered high school athletics for the Free Press for over 40 years. Winston, who will be the 13th Mr.
Winston has logged serious minutes of late, including all 40 in a big win over rival Michigan in late February. And Tom Izzo has inspired enough strong play from pieced-together lineups to keep the team in the top But their success will depend on the leadership of their recently promoted captain.
As a true point guard , Winston showed the uncanny ability to score and yet also involve his teammates. He averaged His Cubs went undefeated and won the Class A Michigan state championship. His skills earned him the title of Mr.
Basketball of Michigan in , along with interest from many top basketball programs, including Michigan. Winston opted for rival Michigan State, where he contributed more as a passer than a scorer his freshman year. While his scoring lagged, he showed promise, suggesting the low point totals might just be a function of not being on the floor enough.
Sure enough, 33 minutes against Northeastern — his longest game that season — yielded 21 points to go along with his 10 assists.
His point production ticked up as well, as the now full-time starter logged more minutes on the court. He hit an absurd His 6.
With a top preseason ranking, Michigan State went into with high expectations. The Spartans are currently ranked ninth in the country, with recent wins over Big Ten foes Nebraska, Michigan and Rutgers.
Anything less than making the Sweet 16 this year would be a disappointment.