Morgantown, West Virginia – Miles “Deuce” McBride left West Virginia University over the summer to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft. McBride was picked 36th overall in the 2nd round by the New York Knicks.
McBride played on the Knicks’ Summer League team and averaged an impressive 15.2 points per game while shooting 53 percentage from the field and 50% from three point range.
Although the Mountaineers lost Deuce this offseason, it doesn’t mean that West Virginia won’t have another McBride on the team very soon.
A.J. McBride, the younger cousin of Miles McBride, is a 6’6 freshman power forward for the Archbishop Moeller High Crusaders, the same high school team Miles starred at. As a senior, Deuce averaged 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, while leading Moeller to a 29–0 record and another Division I state championship.
And now, it appears that his younger cousin A.J. is following in his footsteps. Miles McBride posted a video of his cousin recently showing a long, lanky A.J. McBride dunking impressively over his opponents.
Check out the incredible highlight below:
Little cousin is up next😳 https://t.co/yCjzNYFgId
— M11es McBride (@deucemcb11) August 28, 2021
A.J. McBride is only a freshman in high school! Although McBride currently only holds one Division I offer from Saint Francis University, he’s likely already caught the attention of coaches of major basketball programs, including West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.
Huggins has a tremendous relationship with Miles and the entire McBride family, and the Mountaineers will almost certainly be at the top of A.J. McBride’s list in 2024 when he’s ready to make his college decision.