Zachary Winston Bio
Zachary Winston was best known as the brother of American basketball player Cassius Winston. Zachary Winston, a sophomore at Albion College, was killed on Saturday night after being struck by a train.
Arigh, LOOK, His name is Zachary Winston. Have some respect for him and his family! Cassius and his family are already going through enough pain losing ason/brother, and now y’all wanna make his name The subject of the death of his brother? STOP disrespecting him and his family!
— Rari ?? (@24robinsonDBU) November 10, 2019
Zachary Winston Age
He was 19 years old.
Zachary Winston Earlier Life & Career
Winston’s brother #Zachary was struck & killed by an ?? Amtrak train ? at Erie Street crossing in #Albion around 8:30 p.m. 09.11.2019 pic.twitter.com/XAmA4ZkK8e
— @HeadStrong INK.❤️ (@danadanewfame) November 10, 2019
Zachary Winston Education
Zachary Winston was born in 2000. He studies at Albion College.
Zachary Winston College Career
He was a sophomore forward on the Albion College men’s basketball team, a team that the youngest brother, Khy, also plays for as a freshman.
Zachary Winston University Career
Before college, he was a three-year varsity basketball player at the University of Detroit Jesuit (coached by Pat Donnelly) who was a member of three district and regional champion and one state champion squads.
Zachary Winston Professional Career
Achieved all-league and all-city distinction. Inducted into the National Honor Society, says the Albion biography.
For the 2018-19 season, he was a substitute in all 28 games, averaging nearly 14 minutes per game. According to his College biography, He chose Albion because it felt like a second home ever since his first campus visit.
Winston listed like to talk and learn about others and their everyday lives as an interest off the basketball court and was a finance major who is concentrating in Albion’s Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
Dished out a season-high six assists in 18 minutes on the court in Albion’s home loss to Trine. Produced nine points in 17 minutes off the bench in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship game victory over Trine.
Stuffed the box score with nine points, five rebounds and three assists in the NCAA Division III Championship first-round game vs. Loras, Iowa.
Zachary Winston Accident
Albion Chief of Public Safety Scott Kipp confirmed Winston was struck by a westbound Amtrak train around 8:30 p.m. near the Erie Street crossing in Albion. The investigation revealed that Winston, 19, appeared to intentionally step in front of the train.
“According to the engineer, the student stepped out in front of the train,” Kipp said. “It appears to be intentionally done.”
On Sunday afternoon, Albion College President Mauri Ditzler released a statement.
“As a community, our hearts are broken today as we share the news of the passing of one of our students, Zachary Winston,” the statement read. “Zach was a finance major, a student in the Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, and member of the Albion College men’s basketball team. Beyond that, he was an extremely charismatic young man with an infectious smile. Zach was a recognized leader who was well known across every facet of our campus, He was a fantastic student with a world of potential before him. He was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.
“As a campus, we have provided opportunities for students, faculty and staff to receive counseling and support in the challenging days ahead. We want all students to know they are not alone.
“Our hearts go out to his brothers, Khy, who is a freshman at Albion, and Cassius, who is a senior at Michigan State University, his parents and his extended family. We echo the family’s request in asking everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”
No. 1 Michigan State is scheduled to play Binghamton at 7 p.m. on Sunday night. There has been no word on whether Cassius Winston intends to play for the Spartans.
On Sunday afternoon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo released a statement on behalf of the Spartans’ program.
“Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the Winston family,” the statement read. “Their pain over the sudden loss of Zachary is unimaginable. It’s impossible to find the right words in this moment, other than to say that we will support the family in whatever way they need.”
Death and Tributes
Zachary Winston has died on 10 November 2019 after being struck by an Amtrak train.
in social media tributes. people are saying “Thinking of the Albion College community today. Prayers sent for family, teammates, and friends,” wrote one. “Heartbreaking. I had limited interactions with Zachary, but he was certainly an amazing young man and leader of his peers. Thoughts go out to the Winston and Albion Families,” wrote another.
Praying for Winston family. Remember when smoothie would always be in my chair cause it was next to cassius in locker room and he just start smiling and laughing and joking. RIP Zach Winston
— Matthew Mcquaid (@mattblast3) November 10, 2019
Prayers up for my brother Cash and the rest of the Winston family man. Smoothie was like a lil brother to me damn this one hit home
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) November 10, 2019
Rest easy, Brother Z. That smile always lit the room/gym up. We will take care of your family. Appreciate all that you did! #ZachWinston
— Dane Fife (@CoachDaneFife) November 10, 2019
I would give everything away to just see you smile one more time ? rest easy Z smoothie until I see you again? #bestbuddy
— Elijah Collins (@24foshow) November 10, 2019