Four-star 2016 guard sets announcement date

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Class of 2016 point guard Cassius Winston will announce his college decision on Friday, Sept. 18, the Michigan native tweeted on Friday night. The 6-foot-0 Winston is one of the premier floor generals in the country and he’s currently rated as the No. 28 overall player in the Class of 2016.

Winston has taken official visits to Stanford, Pitt and Michigan State during the recruiting process and Michigan was recently dropped from his list.

Limited to 14 games with The Family in the Nike EYBL this spring and summer because of a broken wrist, Winston averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. The guard also shot 47 percent from the field, 79 percent from the free-throw line and 41 percent from the 3-point line during that stretch.

While the in-state Spartans appear to be the favorite here, this is an intriguing recruitment since Winston’s final three spans across the country in three unique conferences. If Winston does opt to stay in Michigan and play for head coach Tom Izzo, the Spartans will have commitments from three major pieces as they try to reel in five-star wing Miles Bridges, a teammate of Winston’s on The Family.

Both Winston and Bridges are taking their official visits to Michigan State this weekend as the college football world focuses on the Spartans’ top-ten clash with visiting Oregon.