Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles McBride has elevated his game to another level and former West Virginia star/Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter has taken notice.
Carter and McBride have drawn comparisons to each other lately because they were underrated guards out of high school, are tremendously hard workers and both are winners.
West Virginia play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi recently compared the statistics of the two players through 49 games in Morgantown and McBride’s stats are superior in almost every way.
Following McBride’s spectacular performances in his last two games (31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in a win at home against Kansas, and 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists in a huge road win at Texas Tech), Carter gave high praise to the West Virginia guard.
In response to Caridi’s comparison of the two players, Carter said the following: “That man is a real problem.”
That man is a real problem 🙏🏾 https://t.co/XxH5rgxWH0
— Jevon Carter (Bulldog) (@nextlevel_03) February 7, 2021
Carter followed that tweet up with another compliment of McBride, calling him “the real deal.”
Duece McBride is the real deal 💯
— Jevon Carter (Bulldog) (@nextlevel_03) February 10, 2021
Carter was selected 32nd overall in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and is now averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 34.7% from the field in a reserve role for the Phoenix Suns.
McBride, who is only a sophomore, has been mentioned on several NBA Mock Drafts as a potential 1st or 2nd round pick. One NBA projection website, NBA Draft Room, describes him as “compact, strong and hard-nosed point guard with nice athletic ability and NBA level tools.
McBride is a stout 1 on 1 defender who slides his feet well, has pesky hands and is a ball-hawk. He’s got a strong upper body and can body up to keep his man out of the lane and can guard up one or two positions thanks to his strength.
McBride projects as a backup at the NBA level but has some sneaky Kyle Lowry-espue upside.”