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Miles McBride Makes NBA Debut on Friday Night

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On Friday night, New York Knick guard Miles ‘Deuce’ McBride made his official NBA debut against the Orlando Magic.

In the Knicks 121-96 rout over the Magic, head coach Tom Thibodeau called McBride to the scorers table with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. In three minutes, McBride shot 0-for-3 from the field but, of course, was able to make his defensive presence known, blocking a shot from former Michigan player Franz Wagner.

Let’s just say Knick fans already love the play of the former WVU guard.

McBride played two seasons at West Virginia, declaring for the draft after his sophomore season. The Cincinnati native averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals in the 2020-21 season. McBride was drafted with the 36th pick in the 2021 NBA draft, by the Knicks, and playing well in the summer league.

McBride’s professional career is just getting started.

(Top Photo: Dale Sparks)

 

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports — an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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