Former Cougar Winters Signs Professional Deal

Former Cougar Winters Signs Professional Deal

By CSU Sports Information

COLUMBUS –Former Columbus State University men's basketball player Rudy Winters has signed a professional contract with San Salvador, a member of Liga Superior, located in El Salvador.

Winters, who played two seasons for the Cougars from 2016-18, will report immediately as San Salvador is in the midst of the 2019 Liga Superior schedule.

"Rudy deserves this," said CSU men's basketball coach Robert Moore. "He never quit on his dream of becoming a professional basketball player and he now gets that chance to show his talents.

"I know for a fact that Rudy will continue to have that hunger to accomplish more and to make the Columbus State community proud wherever he goes."

With the signing, 12 former Cougars have inked pro deals over the last six seasons while 14 former CSU student-athletes have went on to the next level since Moore's arrival in the summer of 2010. 

Winters' time at CSU was cut short after appearing in just five games in his junior season due to injury, but the wing showed his skills over 23 games in 2017-18. Winters averaged 13.7 points on a 45.5 percent shooting clip from the floor for the Cougars. He showed his ability to hit the three making 20 from beyond the arch while also chipping in 4.8 rebounds per game.

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