Michigan State Basketball: Cassius Winston scores first career NBA points (Video)

Cassius Winston, Washington Wizards (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Cassius Winston, Washington Wizards (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Former Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston scored his first career NBA bucket on Sunday night for the Washington Wizards.

About a month into his NBA career, Cassius Winston is finally getting some minutes and scored his first career bucket on Sunday night as the Wizards took on the San Antonio Spurs.

Cassius has had quite the ride in the NBA thus far, getting drafted late in the second round after a legendary MSU career and being sent down to the G-League to start the season. He thought he’d be backing up John Wall, but he was traded and Russell Westbrook is Washington’s new starting point guard.

Coming into Sunday’s game against the Spurs, Cassius had just two career minutes played, recording an assist and a foul against the Suns two weeks prior.

Now he can add his first career basket to his stats as he played 12 first-half minutes on Sunday, even more than Westbrook had. He made a bucket to put Washington up 10 and MSU fans know this type of pull-up jumper quite well:

Winston seems to be just getting started in Washington and if he proves he can be a capable backup in the second half of Sunday’s game, he could be on his way to earning 10-plus minutes per game. That would be huge for his confidence and it’ll show that he’s developing after a quiet start to his rookie year.

Michigan State fans know what Cassius is capable of and if he can make these types of plays consistently at the next level, his style of play will translate nicely.

Spartan fans everywhere are rooting for this kid.

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