Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles McBride is a seasoned, experienced veteran in the body of a 19 year old young man. Although McBride was just a freshman point guard for the Mountaineers last season, he was also the most consistent, reliable, steady player for Bob Huggins.
According to CBS Basketball Analyst Jon Rothstein, McBride is now West Virginia’s top overall player. Rothstein posted the following on social media: “Well embedded moles in Morgantown believe that Miles McBride has emerged in the offseason as West Virginia’s top overall player. Could alter Mountaineers’ ceiling in 2020-2021.
Well embedded moles in Morgantown believe that Miles McBride has emerged in the offseason as West Virginia's top overall player. Could alter Mountaineers' ceiling in 20-21.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 26, 2020
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla agreed with Rothstein, adding, “Everybody is going to be paying attention to him now.”
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— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) October 11, 2020
While Miles McBride had a tremendous freshman season, the sky is truly the limit for Deuce. McBride, who averaged 9.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, is the most talented returning guard in the Big 12 conference next season and will be hunted by opposing teams this season.
During McBride’s senior season in high school before he came to West Virginia University, McBride was asked what he looked forward to the most. McBride’s answer: “Definitely the Bob Huggins’ practices, for sure. I heard the treadmill is a great place to be. Coach Huggins is a Hall of Fame coach, he knows his stuff and I just can’t wait to listen and learn from him.”
Miles McBride is the ultimate Bob Huggins’ player and the exact leader needed to lead Huggins to his first ever national championship. He’s an exceptional offensive and defensive player, he leads by example, and although he flew under the radar a bit last season, he will now be the undisputed leader and go-to player for West Virginia in the upcoming year.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will go as far as Miles McBride will take him…and I believe he will take them to the Final Four and perhaps the first national championship in West Virginia University history.