The Wizards interviewed Michigan State guard Cassius Winston, one of the best players in college basketball, as they continue to assemble their board for the 2020 NBA Draft, NBC Sports Washington was told.
Winston is more likely to be an option for their second-round pick, 37th overall, or in a scenario where they traded into the back-end of the first round. The 22-year-old was the 2019 Big Ten player of the year and a two-time consensus All-American at MSU.
As a senior, Winston averaged 18.6 points, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 43.2 percent from three on 5.6 attempts per game.
Winston finished his career as one of the most decorated players in Tom Izzo's tenure. In the NBA, he projects as a back-up point guard who could probably be counted on early in his career due to his four years of college experience.
The Wizards have room to add another point guard with Shabazz Napier, Gary Payton II and Jerian Grant set to be unrestricted free agents. They have John Wall returning from a ruptured Achilles and Troy Brown Jr. may be able to play some at the one, but it would not be surprising if they added another option.
Winston would give the Wizards a smart floor general who set the Big Ten record for career assists. He can also make threes with efficiency and volume.
For more on Winston and the Wizards, check out our pre-draft profile.