The Big Ten Conference, in advance of Big Ten Basketball Media Day, named Michigan State senior point guard Cassius Winston (pictured with MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo) as the conference's Preseason Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Winston was the Big Ten Player of the Year last season, leading the Spartans to the Big Ten regular season and B1G Tournament titles, as well as a Final Four appearance.

Winston is joined on the Preseason All-Big Ten team by his Spartan teammate, junior forward Xavier Tillman.  Michigan senior point guard Zavier Simpson also made the first team.