Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston has been playing through an unspeakable tragedy. On Saturday, Nov. 9, Winston’s younger brother Zachary was killed after being struck by a train.
The outpouring of support for Winston and his family has been widespread, coming from within and outside the Michigan State family. Incredibly, the senior All-American has not missed a game for the Spartans.
After tonight’s home blowout win over Charleston Southern, Winston addressed the crowd in East Lansing. It was his first time speaking publicly since his brother’s passing.
“I lost a piece of my heart but you guys are keeping me going,” Winston said. “I love everything about this place and I really do appreciate you guys.”
There couldn’t have been too many dry eyes in the Breslin Center by the time he was done. Check out the video below courtesy of MLive.com’s Kyle Austin.
Cassius Winston’s first comments since the death of his brother, Zachary pic.twitter.com/B42EFcYI37
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) November 19, 2019
Cassius Winston's remarks to the crowd tonight at Breslin Center: pic.twitter.com/Gsdha4lAEG
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) November 19, 2019
We can’t imagine what Winston and his family have been going through. It is amazing though to witness his strength throughout this ordeal.
We continue to wish him the best.