Extended Basketball Family Mourns Loss of Albion College Athlete
A moment of silence took place before Michigan State's men's basketball game Sunday with Binghamton at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
The Spartan faithful took that silence in support of senior Cassius Winston, who learned that his younger brother Zachary was killed Saturday evening after he was hit by a train on the campus of Albion College. Zachary Winston was a sophomore at Albion majoring in finance and on the basketball team for the Britons.
Albion College President Dr. Mauri Ditzler released a statement Sunday afternoon, stating that Winston was an "extremely charismatic young man with an infectious smile, a recognized leader and had a world of potential before him." Athletic Director Matt Arend and Men's Basketball head coach Jody May also made a statement Sunday evening.
Zachary's death comes when his younger brother Khy just became a student at Albion College. He is also a member of the Britons basketball squad. On October 29th, Albion played at the Breslin Center in an exhibition against the Spartans, with State taking an 85-50 victory. Cassius tallied 16 points for the Spartans. Khy scored three points for Albion in 11 minutes of play. Zachary was out due to a hamstring injury.
As for the Spartans Sunday night, Cassius Winston started, scored 17 points and dished out 11 assists to lead MSU to a 100-47 victory over the Bearcats in their regular season home opener.