Michigan State junior point guard Cassius Winston (pictured) was named as the Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Year by the league's coaches and media on Monday afternoon.

Winston led the Spartans to a share of the Big Ten regular season championship (with Purdue) and a 25-6 overall record heading into next weekend's Big Ten Tournament.

Cassius was fourth in scoring at 19 points/game, first in assists at 7.6 assists/game.  And he was also in the league's top 20 in free throw percentage, steals, and three-point FG's made.

Cassius was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball as a senior at U-D Jesuit High School in 2016.  He led his team to a Class A state title in the same year.