Winford moves back to two-guard (Basketball)

December 14, 2010
Kevin Winford

Eastern Washington University sophomore Kevin Winford of Anchorage just lost the starting point guard job.

And he couldn’t be happier.

A renowned shooter, Winford will go back to starting at his natural two-guard position now that the team’s regular point guard, Glen Dean, has returned from an injury.

“It’s great to have him back,” Winford told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. “I mean, he’s our real point guard, he’s the guy that controls the floor, he’s our general, and it really helps our team when he’s out there, because he knows everything about our offense.”

Winford, of Bartlett High fame, didn’t mind being the primary ballhandler although he’s more comfortable being a shoot-first player.

“I hadn’t played point guard since fifth grade, and that’s a tough transition to make it college,” Winford told the newspaper. “It was fun trying it for awhile.”

The 5-foot-11 Winford leads EWU in scoring at 14.5 points per game, highlighted by 28- and 39-point performances in the last three weeks.

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