Morgantown, West Virginia – From all accounts, Miles “Deuce” McBride was very impressive at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago this past week.
He not only measured 6 feet and 2.5 inches with shoes and had an incredible wingspan of 6 feet and 8.75 inches, McBride was also impressive during workouts and interviews with team executives.
ESPN Draft analyst Mike Schmitz said the following of McBride: “Impressed by Miles McBride’s combination of strength and length for the point guard position. One of the best defenders in the country this past season. Physical with quick feet and relentless ball pressure.”
Miles McBride is a spectacular prospect and he’s ready to play basketball professionally right now. He’s a born leader, he’s mature, he has a tremendously high ceiling and he’s a proven commodity.
As a sophomore last season, McBride averaged 15.8 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting 41% from three point range, 43% from the field and 81% from the foul line against really tough Big 12 competition.
With that said, McBride returning for another year would afford him the opportunity to not only potentially improve his draft stock for the 2022 NBA Draft but, more importantly, put the West Virginia Mountaineers in position to win a Big 12 Championship.
With McBride, the Mountaineers are one of the best teams in the Big 12 Conference and a top ten nationally. Without him, West Virginia is the 4th or 5th best team in the conference and a borderline Top 25 team in the nation. That’s how much he means to the Mountaineers.
On behalf of the entire state of West Virginia – all 1.8 million – Deuce, come back for one more season. Winning a national championship for the Mountaineers will mean so much to you in the long run, and the millions of dollars will still be waiting for you in a year.
One more season, Deuce. One more season.