Cassius Winston has to spend the final weeks of the spring grassroots circuit watching from the sideline.
The 6-foot point guard from U-D Jesuit recently fell and landed on his wrist, fracturing it. He has five more weeks with a cast on his left arm.
Still, the recruitment of the top-25 player in the 2016 class marches on, and Iowa State is one of the schools keeping in contact, with assistant coach Cornell Mann and head coach Fred Hoiberg staying in communication.
“I hear from them every now and then,” Winston said Saturday, while watching his grassroots team, The Family. “They’re steady recruiting me.
“I talk to coach (Mann) a lot. Hoiberg, I talk to him a lot.”
Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan are some of the other schools in the mix with Winston.
“I’ll try to get my visits in this summer,” Winston said, “and make my decision next year.”
Winston said he’s familiar with the Cyclones’ style of play and the Michigan native, Monte Morris of Flint Beecher, who coordinates it all from the point guard position.
“A very up-tempo, an open system, so they allow him to make play,” Winston said. “I could play that style, yeah.”
Winston knows what he’s looking for as he nears his decision day.
“Somewhere I feel comfortable,” he said. “Somewhere I can play my style of basketball and win basketball games.”
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Bridges enjoying big spring
It’s been a monster spring for Miles Bridges.
The 6-foot-6 wing player from Flint has displayed his considerable talent while playing in the EYBL with The Family and is sure to rocket up recruiting boards and rankings lists.
“It’s going good,” Bridges said Saturday. “I’m playing well. Recruiting is going really well. I’m getting the offers I want.”
One of those offers came from perennial power Kentucky, which, along with Michigan State, Michigan, North Carolina and ISU, make up the five schools on which he’s concentrating most, Bridges told 247Sports on Sunday.
“I talk to (ISU) a lot,” Bridges said. “(Mann), Hoiberg before his heart surgery. Just them two, mainly.”
Bridges said he plans to set his official visit schedule in the fall and that the Cyclones “definitely” will be one of the five.
“They say I’d fit in really well (at ISU),” he said. “They’ll run their offense around me every play.”
Bridges, who attends Huntington Prep in West Virginia, is a consensus top-30 player in the 2016 class.
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