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Miles McBride Looks To Make History During NBA Draft on Thursday

With just under 36 hours of the 2021 NBA Draft, the final mock drafts are being put together in anticipation of one of the more-hyped up draft classes in a few years.

Former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride looks to make history in the NBA draft on Thursday from all where he has been in his life.

McBride has been receiving a lot of positive feedback from his draft combine event that he participated in June. McBride—who declared for the NBA draft weeks after the round of 32 exit in the NCAA Tournament—has seen his draft stock rise from early-second round projections to late-first round. Some analysts have even put McBride right out of the lottery picks (1-14).

As a sophomore, McBride averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals. A 30-point performance in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Morehead State propelled his draft stock to rise just as a second-year player.

If drafted in the first round, McBride will be the fourth player from Cincinnati to be drafted in the first round since 2017.

  • Luke Kennard – 2017
  • Jaxson Hayes – 2019
  • Darius Bazley – 2019
  • Miles McBride?? – 2021

McBride will also have the opportunity to be the first Mountaineer drafted in the first round since Joe Alexander in 2008. Here are all of the former players at West Virginia that were drafted in the first round.

  • Mark Workman – 1952
  • Rod “Hot Rod” Hundley – 1957
  • Jerry West – 1960
  • Rod Thorn – 1963
  • Ron Williams – 1968
  • Joe Alexander – 2008
  • Miles McBride?? – 2021

(Top Photo: Dale Sparks)

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