Michigan State's Cassius Winston Stars Day After Brother Was Struck and Killed By Train

John Healy
November 11, 2019 - 9:36 am

Michigan State star Cassius Winston stepped onto the Breslin Center court in East Lansing, Michigan under extraordinary circumstances Sunday night.

The AP preseason All-American was still mourning the loss of his brother, Zachary Winston, who died the day before when he was struck by a train.

Yet, Cassius Winston decided he would still play in the Spartans’ home opener against Binghamton and he delivered an impressive performance on what was an emotional night for the 21-year-old.

Winston finished with a double-double, scoring 17 points and dishing out 11 assists in a 100-47 victory. He exited the game with 4:46 remaining to a standing ovation, and shared a hug with head coach Tom Izzo before being embraced by every player and staff member on Michigan State’s bench.

A moment of silence was held for Zachary, a sophomore basketball player at Albion College, prior to the game.