Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles “Deuce” McBride’s lifelong dream of being an NBA player just came true! McBride has been selected #36 overall in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder and then traded to the New York Knicks!
McBride averaged 9.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as a freshman and 15.9 points, 4.8 assist and 3.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Last season, McBride earned second team All Big 12 honors for the Mountaineers.
West Virginia’s coaching staff – head coach Bob Huggins and assistants Erik Martin and Ron Everhart – were in attendance at McBride’s former high school, Moeller High in Cincinnati, Ohio for his draft watch party.
Bob Huggins said the following to McBride in a social media post earlier tonight: “So proud of you, Deuce. Happy we could be here celebrating today with you.”
— Bob Huggins (@CoachHuggs) July 29, 2021
Congratulations to Deuce McBride! The whole state of West Virginia is so grateful for everything you’ve done for the Mountaineers and proud of all the great things you are going to accomplish during your professional career!