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Miles McBride Completes First NBA Summer League Game with Solid Performance

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West Virginia and Oklahoma State compete during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 10, 2021. (Denny MedleyBig 12 Conference)

Former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride finished with 14 points, two rebounds and seven assists in his first game in the NBA Summer League. McBride and the New York Knicks defeated the Golden State Warriors 101-88 on Friday night.

McBride shot 3-of-10 from the field with all of his field goals coming from beyond the arc. The Cincinnati native played 30 minutes and was in the starting lineup for the Knicks.

McBride is entering his second NBA season with the Knicks and will be featured on ESPN throughout the month of July.

NEW YORK KNICKS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE:

July 8: vs. Golden State / 5:00 p.m.

July 10: vs. Chicago / 2:00 p.m.

July 11: @ Portland / 8:00 p.m.

July 14: @ Orlando / 4:30 p.m.

July 15-17: Tournament

In April, McBride finished his rookie season with the Knicks, playing with the NBA team and the G-League team throughout the season. The Cincinnati native appeared in 40 games averaging 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 9.3 minutes per contest. In the G-League, McBride was putting up video game-like numbers for the Westchester Knicks. McBride averaged 27.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 11.2 assists and 2.7 steals through six G-League games. The ex-Mountaineer shot 47 percent from the field, 50 percent from three and 78 percent from the free-throw line.

According to Basketball ReferenceMcBride will earn $1.5 million during the 2022-23 season.

McBride played at West Virginia from 2019-21, appearing in 60 games for the Mountaineers. McBride averaged 12.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists. In his sophomore season, McBride was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, as he led WVU to a No. 3 seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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