Morgantown, West Virginia – Jevon Carter visited West Virginia University this weekend and worked out with the West Virginia basketball team. Although they are very similar players – outstanding defenders, intense in practice, silent leaders who lead with their actions, tremendously efficient on the offensive side of the ball – a back court of Miles McBride and Jevon Carter would have been deadly if they had the opportunity to play together.
McBride posted a picture of himself and Carter with the caption, “Back court would’ve been crazy.” Carter replied by saying, “(McBride) is next up. See you at the next level.”
There is no question that Miles McBride will follow in the footsteps of Jevon Carter and will one day play in the NBA. McBride has clearly added muscle in the offseason and Head Coach Bob Huggins has raved about the progress that his sophomore point guard has made this offseason.
“Deuce is a great competitor. Deuce is a guy who would have been a five-star football recruit had he not broken his ankle. He’s a tough kid, he’s from a great family that really brought him up the right way so he’s a wonderful kid to be around. He’s just got that edge, he’s got that competitive edge that makes people special. He’s in the gym constantly, he continues to work on his game and continues to get better,” Huggins said of McBride.
Sound familiar? McBride, like Carter, is an absolute gym rat and has that competitive edge that makes him a step above the competition. To be honest, McBride is ahead of where Carter was at the same age in terms of his basketball abilities and is physically ahead of him right now.
Jevon Carter has created a niche for himself in the NBA as an energy guy off the bench, a defensive juggernaut that disrupts opposing offenses and has added a consistent three-point range jumpshot to his repertoire. If Miles McBride continues to grow and takes the advice of both Jevon Carter and legendary head coach Bob Huggins, there’s no reason why he couldn’t go on to be even more successful than Carter not only in Morgantown but also at the next level.