Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
College: Michigan State
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 33
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 53 by the Oklahoma City Thunder
(Rights traded to the Washington Wizards)
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate defensive player
Above average athlete
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be unselfish to a fault
Can be a bit turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
May struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Undersized to play the point
Cassius Winston is a tough, gritty point guard that can effectively run a team with the ball in his hands. He is a good shooter that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he is a sound playmaker that will get the ball to his teammates to rack up assists. He may not be an especially dynamic playmaker, but he is a very unselfish player that will get everyone involved, and he has the court savvy to get buckets if he needs to. He had a very good senior season, and Winston is a cerebral playmaker that could potentially be a first round pick in the 2020 draft.
Winston in an ESPN Article on Finding Role Players
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