Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers point guard Miles “Deuce” McBride is in Los Angeles working out for teams in preparation for the 2021 NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday, July 29th.
Yesterday, McBride met with the Los Angeles media following his workout with the Lakers and answered several questions.
Media: What are you trying to show these teams during workouts and the Lakers in particular?
McBride: The main thing that I’m trying to show is that I’m the ultimate competitor. I’m definitely one of the best competitors in the draft, if not the best. Shots are going to fall, shots are going to miss, so I think the biggest thing is to just show them that I’m a competitor.
Media: When you go to another team, are you looking at the context of the team and what you can bring to that team, or is it just individual for you?
McBride: Yeah, definitely looking to see what the team would need. After talking with my agency, I want to be as prepared as I can be for every workout. Every team is different and like I said before, I just want to go out there and compete at the end of the day.
Media: How do you define being a competitor?
McBride: I would say just always being on attack mode, whether it’s on defense or offense. You always have to be locked in and not take any plays off to play at this level.
Media: Let’s say you are fortunate enough to be drafted by the Lakers. How do you envision yourself playing with LeBron James and A.D.?
McBride: I would just try to learn as much as a I can. They’re two of the best in the game right now and they’ll be Hall of Famers, so I would just take all of it in and they’ve obviously dealt with a lot of things off the court and they understand this business, so I would want to learn as much as I can from them.”
Miles McBride post-workout media session: "the main thing I'm trying to show is that I'm the ultimate competitor."https://t.co/VHAeI0HgSo
— Laker Film Room Podcast (@LFRPod) July 17, 2021
McBride seemed polished and and prepared for his interviews, and scouts and analysts have indicated that his performance in workouts and on the court have been just as impressive.
Latest projections show that McBride could go anywhere from #16 to #30 in the 1st round of the 2021 NBA Draft. McBride is in Denver today working out with the Denver Nuggets and unfortunately missed the outstanding Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks while traveling from Los Angeles to Denver. Milwaukee defeated the Suns 123-119 and took a 3-2 advantage in the series.