Deuce McBride Discusses Possibly Entering the NBA Draft

Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles “Deuce” McBride had a sensational sophomore season for the West Virginia Mountaineers, averaging 15.8 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game while earning All Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Today, McBride visited his former high school, Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he sat down with Barrett Cohen, the Director of Alumni at Moeller, to discuss what’s next for him.

Cohen asked McBride if he’s considering making the jump to the NBA and McBride was still uncertain about his future.

“No, I really haven’t made a decision yet.  I just want to decompress from the season.  I’ve been going nonstop since July and honestly I’m not thinking about too much right now.  When that time comes, I’ll have a conversation with Coach Huggins and my parents obviously, and we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Asked how exciting it is for him to even be mentioned as a potential NBA player, McBride said the following: “It’s exciting to say the least.  Your whole life you think about going to high school and being a star, and then going to college and, you know, playing well, and one day making it to the league, all that time and work that I’ve put in the back yard with my dad and my brother, and all those long nights in the gym, that it really paid off.”

If McBride were to leave West Virginia following his sophomore season and enter the 2021 NBA Draft, he is projected as a possible late 2nd round pick to undrafted by most draft experts.

According to NBA Scouting Live, McBride “can be streaky with his jump shot and may need to prove to teams that he can effectively run the point, but he is a very good shooter and whose ability to score the basketball could make him a solid pick in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft.”