This is the ninth time a MSU player has received the honor

The Big Ten champion guard received the honors after posting a regular season with 19 points, 7.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He also logged at least 35 minutes in four of MSU’s last seven games of the season to clinch the Big Ten title despite missing Nick Ward and Josh Langford down the stretch.

Winston became the first Spartan in program history to win Big Ten Player of the Week five times in the same season. His most recent honors came after MSU beat Michigan the first time (because that happened twice, people forget that).

This is the ninth time the Big Ten Player of the Year honors go to a MSU student-athlete, who already leads the conference in most players to win that honor. He joins Scott Skiles (1986), Shawn Respert (1995), Mateen Cleaves (1998 and 1999), Mo Peterson (2000), Kalin Lucas (2009), Draymond Green (2012) and Denzel Valentine (2016).

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