Morgantown, West Virginia – According to Bob Huggins’ most recent press conference, Miles “Deuce” McBride has gone to another level in the offseason. “I think Deuce is improved tremendously. He’s really studied being a point guard and being able to get other people involved. At the same time, he’s a guy that’s probably our best guy at creating his own shot when needed.”
In addition, Huggins said that professional scouts are very interested in McBride as a potential NBA player. In fact, McBride has shockingly received more interest from professional scouts than sensational sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who is considered a possible 1st round pick if he decides to enter the NBA Draft after this season with the Mountaineers.
“From the calls and interest from people at the next level”, Huggins said, “he’s the first name out of their mouths. That may surprise some of you.”
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.
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla agreed with Rothstein, adding, “Everybody is going to be paying attention to him now.”
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.
West Virginia fans should appreciate McBride while he’s here in Morgantown…because he very well could be headed to the NBA a lot sooner than expected.