Morgantown, West Virginia – While Miles “Deuce” McBride left open the possibility of returning to West Virginia University next season, he should absolutely move on to play professionally in the NBA.
McBride entered his name in the 2021 NBA Draft and will receive an evaluation, and frankly, it’s hard to imagine what flaws or weaknesses professional scouts and executives will be able to find in his game.
In addition, he’s a tremendous winner and just an outstanding young man. He’s everything a team could want and more.
“McBride’s breakout offensive season culminated with a 30-point outburst against Morehead State in the NCAA tournament. Even if teams see him as more of a spark-plug player than lead playmaker, his speed with the ball, dangerous pull-up game and pesky defense should help McBride earn a role.”
NBA Draft Room’s Mock Draft has McBride going to the Sacramento Kings with the 35th overall pick, calling Deuce “a highly athletic lead guard who can really lock up opposing ball handlers and is emerging as an offensive threat. A leader on the court.”
In addition, returning for another year won’t likely help his draft stock any. He’s a fully developed, polished player with very few if any obvious weaknesses. While it’s always tough to see a talent like Miles “Deuce” McBride leave Morgantown, he should follow his dream by remaining in the 2021 NBA Draft.