NBA Draft

#5
Cassius Winston
PPG RPG APG
18.8 3.0 7.5
Team: Michigan State SpartansHeight: 6-1 Born: 2/28/1998
Class-Eligibility: Sr-SrWeight: 185 Hometown: Detroit, MI


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Winston returned for his senior season at Michigan State rather than opting to enter the 2019 draft when that could have been tempting. He's still fully ready to embark on an NBA career.
At 6-feet-1 and listed at 185 pounds, there's a fearless element to the way he plays.
After posting 18.8 points per game as a junior when he was the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, he averaged 18.6 points and 5.9 assists during his final season. He reached the 20-point mark in 17 of 31 games in 2019-20.
He has range, hitting 43 percent of his 3-point attempts for his career.
ANALYSIS
Winston is a clutch player who has elevated his level of play against some of the top competition.
His work against Duke guard Tre Jones in the 2019 NCAA regional final was among the reasons the Spartans pulled off the upset (though Jones and his teammates got revenge during the past season).
Despite what might appear to be a slight frame, Winston tends to play much bigger and he doesn't shy away from contact. His ability to perform in a physical manner at the point guard position might help set him apart. He had to commit to a level of defense in Michigan State's system, so that should be a plus.
His leadership abilities are commendable and those often helped him stand out. The key here might be his ability to lead if he's not cast in a primary role, and that's a test that seems uncharted. He has been through the rigors and shouldn't need a long grooming process at the pro level.
Projection: First round if team needs immediate help at point guard, otherwise second round

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 MSU 35 5 20.7 6.7 1.8 5.2 0.7 0.1 2.2 2.1 .423 .380 .775
17-18 MSU 35 34 28.1 12.6 3.4 6.9 0.7 0.1 2.5 2.0 .507 .497 .900
18-19 MSU 39 39 33.5 18.8 3.0 7.5 1.0 0.1 2.9 1.9 .460 .398 .840
19-20 MSU 30 30 32.6 18.6 2.5 5.9 1.2 0.0 3.2 2.0 .448 .432 .852
Career 139 108 28.7 14.2 2.7 6.4 0.9 0.1 2.7 2.0 .461 .430 .845

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
16-17 MSU 35 5 724 77 182 27 71 55 71 6 64 182 26 5 77 72 236
17-18 MSU 35 34 985 143 282 75 151 81 90 7 118 241 23 2 87 69 442
18-19 MSU 39 39 1308 243 528 84 211 163 194 13 117 291 40 4 114 75 733
19-20 MSU 30 30 978 185 413 73 169 115 135 6 75 176 36 1 96 59 558
Career 139 108 3995 648 1405 259 602 414 490 32 374 890 125 12 374 275 1969

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/5 @Kty L 62-69 32 5 12 1 7 10 11 0 1 4 1 0 3 4 21
11/10 Bing W 100-47 26 7 16 3 8 0 0 0 2 11 1 0 1 1 17
11/14 @SetonH W 76-73 28 6 17 4 8 5 7 0 2 5 2 0 4 3 21
11/18 ChSou W 94-46 25 4 9 2 4 1 2 0 5 8 1 0 4 1 11
11/25 VaTech L 66-71 25 2 8 1 5 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 4 7
11/26 UGa W 93-85 36 10 16 2 4 6 6 0 2 8 2 0 2 1 28
11/27 @UCLA W 75-62 35 7 17 3 8 3 3 0 2 4 1 0 2 1 20
12/3 Duke L 75-87 38 4 14 1 3 3 3 0 3 7 1 0 2 1 12
12/8 Rut W 77-65 36 8 17 2 4 5 6 0 3 7 3 0 5 2 23
12/14 @Oak W 72-49 29 3 13 1 9 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 9
12/18 @NW W 77-72 37 8 16 2 5 3 4 0 1 6 1 0 4 1 21
12/21 EastMi W 101-48 26 7 14 4 8 3 4 0 2 7 2 1 1 3 21
1/2 Ill W 76-56 25 7 14 3 5 4 4 1 4 6 1 0 2 4 21
1/5 Mich W 87-69 38 11 19 2 3 8 11 0 2 9 1 0 2 0 32
1/9 Minn W 74-58 35 8 19 3 7 8 8 1 4 6 2 0 2 0 27
1/12 @Purdue L 42-71 35 4 13 0 5 2 2 0 1 5 2 0 9 2 10
1/17 Wisc W 67-55 31 3 12 0 3 0 0 2 5 4 1 0 5 2 6
1/23 @Ind L 63-67 34 5 11 3 6 4 6 0 2 5 1 0 3 1 17
1/26 @Minn W 70-52 34 7 14 3 5 1 1 1 4 8 1 0 1 2 18
1/29 NW W 79-50 26 6 12 4 7 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 18
2/1 @Wisc L 63-64 34 9 19 3 5 2 2 0 4 3 1 0 0 3 23
2/4 PSU L 70-75 37 8 21 3 11 6 7 0 2 9 1 0 3 1 25
2/8 @Mich L 68-77 35 5 18 3 8 7 7 0 4 6 2 0 3 3 20
2/11 @Ill W 70-69 25 3 6 1 2 5 7 0 2 2 3 0 4 4 12
2/15 MD L 60-67 36 5 13 2 5 2 2 0 2 5 1 0 4 3 14
2/20 @Neb W 86-65 31 7 11 3 4 6 6 0 2 6 0 0 5 2 23
2/25 Iowa W 78-70 37 5 9 4 5 6 8 1 5 9 1 0 3 1 20
2/29 @MD W 78-66 37 6 12 5 6 3 3 0 3 6 0 0 7 4 20
3/3 @PSU W 79-71 36 5 7 1 2 3 5 0 1 7 1 0 2 0 14
3/8 OhioSt W 80-69 39 10 14 4 7 3 4 0 4 6 1 0 2 4 27
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