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WXYZ Senior Salute: Cassius Winston surprises Cardinal Mooney boys basketball team with message

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 15:02:03-04

We're celebrating athletes whose senior seasons have abruptly ended.

WXYZ Senior Salutes: We are asking for your senior year sports stories for our Brad Galli and Justin Rose to highlight on TV.

Cassius Winston is one of the most visible athletes whose final season was cut short because of the world pandemic. That didn't stop him from sharing an inspiring message with one local basketball team.

Cardinal Mooney High School was preparing for its district final in the boys basketball tournament when the MHSAA postponed and ultimately canceled the postseason. During the team's banquet, held virtually over Zoom, Winston made a surprise visit.

Watch his message in the video embedded.

Cassius and Cardinal Mooney, we salute you!

Kudos to ESPN's Scott Van Pelt for leading the way in calling for these stories. Our producer Megan Garagiola thought we could showcase some in metro Detroit to share on our platforms.