Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers point guard Juwan Staten has been conducting private workouts with current West Virginia players who are preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft.
Staten, who is now a graduate assistant manager with the Mountaineers, was on the Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014, averaging 18.1 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.6 rebounds.
Following his time at WVU, Staten played briefly in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors before playing professionally overseas.
Now, Staten is using his knowledge and experience to mentor young Mountaineers as they prepare for professional careers.
Miles “Deuce” McBride has been in the West Virginia basketball practice facility training with Staten over the past several weeks, learning what to expect and what teams will be looking for at the NBA Combine.
McBride, a junior, is now considered a late 1st round, early second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by most analysts and experts.
McBride has up until July 7th to decide whether he wants to stay at West Virginia for another season, or remain in the NBA Draft.
Although Bob Huggins has hinted that he is likely to return, McBride is certainly preparing hard for the upcoming NBA Draft Combine.
On McBride’s social media accounts, he has recently started to add the hashtag “Path to the Draft”, so he is clearly serious about pursuing the option of remaining in the NBA Draft.
With a first round evaluation by NBA scouts and general managers, the possibility of West Virginia losing its most talented player becomes greater every day.