Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles “Deuce” McBride’s dreams will come true tonight when he is drafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The draft, which takes place tonight at 8:00, will be held at the Barclays Center in New York, New York and will be televised live on ABC and ESPN.
McBride will watch the draft at a viewing party with close family and friends at Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated prior to coming to West Virginia University.
Several local restaurants & bars offered to host the official watch party for the NBA Draft. Deuce responded, “Thank you but I want it at Moeller”. On Thursday night, we will be honored to welcome friends & family of our very own Miles McBride on the biggest night of his life. pic.twitter.com/RdERGAzH0C
— Barrett Cohen (@BigMoBarrett) July 27, 2021
Make no mistake about it, tonight is the biggest, most important night of McBride’s young life. McBride was impressive at the NBA Draft Combine and has likely played his way into the first round. Many analysts and experts consider McBride a late teens/early twenties pick in the 1st round while others consider him a late pick in the 1st round.
The New York Knicks, in particular, reportedly have huge interest in McBride at #19, 21 in the first round, or #32 in the second round, if he’s still available then. Knicks’ head coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly been “pounding the table” for McBride because his team is desperately in need of depth at the point guard position.
West Virginia assistant coach Erik Martin believes that McBride will have a tremendous NBA career and is being undervalued by NBA executives and scouts: “I see people ahead of him that I know he’s better than. Some of those guys he’s outplayed when we played them. He’s 6-2, a former football player and a winner. He has toughness. He came in the door with that. Hopefully where he gets drafted is somewhere where he’d play.’’
Wherever he ends up, McBride’s dreams of being drafted and playing in the NBA will come true tonight. McBride has gone from an under the radar high school prospect (he was ranked No. 301 by 247Sports in the Class of 2019) to one of the finest point guards in college basketball to one of the top players in the 2021 NBA Draft.
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