Cassius Winston

Updated as of 6/26/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
College: Michigan State
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 2/28/1997

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 32
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Very good free throw shooter
Solid playmaker
Adequate defensive player
Above average athlete
Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Winston in an ESPN Article on Finding Role Players

Games Scouted:

1/7/18 Michigan State vs. Ohio State

1/31/18 Michigan State vs. Penn State

2/10/18 Michigan State vs. Purdue

11/6/18 Michigan State vs. Kansas

11/22/18 Michigan State vs. UCLA

1/17/19 Michigan State vs. Nebraska

4/6/19 Michigan State vs. Texas Tech

11/5/19 Michigan State vs. Kentucky

12/3/19 Michigan State vs. Duke

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