Cassius Winston enters the 2020 NBA Draft after a star collegiate career. Will his steadiness, playmaking and shooting capabilities interest the Milwaukee Bucks?
There are few prospects in this 2020 NBA Draft who can rival the success that Cassius Winston enjoyed over his four years at Michigan State.
Over his time playing under legendary head coach Tom Izzo, Winston rose up and became the heart and soul of the Spartans’ program, all while his profile as a potential NBA prospect grew over his tenure.
While there, Winston was named an All-American twice, earned three All-Big Ten selections and was named Big Ten Player of the Year for his junior campaign in 2018-19.
Of course, the Spartans led by Winston as well as draft hopeful Xavier Tillman were forces to be reckoned with in this year’s NCAA Tournament before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the 2019-20 college season completely.
Fortunately, the unceremonious note Winston’s college career ended on won’t overshadow his accomplishments or the fact that he’s this close of realizing his dream of playing in the NBA.
In an interview with HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky, Winston relayed his focus and the role he envisions occupying entering the league ahead of next month’s NBA Draft:
“I think I am going to be a piece for a team that is trying to win. I am going to come in and play my roles and do whatever I can to help them win. Eventually, as I figure it out, I am going to be an even more crucial piece in the NBA and start for a championship team. That is my dream.”
In his 30 appearances with the Spartans this 2019-20 season, Winston averaged 18.6 points on a .448/.432/.852 slash line, 5.9 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals across 32.7 minutes per contest.
So without further ado, let’s explore the game of Cassius Winston by looking at his strengths and weaknesses, see how the draft experts currently rate him and examine his potential fit with the Milwaukee Bucks.