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Miles McBride Scores Team-High 23 Points in Knicks Summer League Win

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Former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride scored a team-high 23 points as his New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 102-89 on Thursday night.

The Knicks move to 3-1 heading into Summer League tournament play.

With his 23 points, McBride also recorded five rebounds, five assists and three steals in 29 minutes of play. The Knick guard shot 9-of-13 from the field, connecting on 1-three. McBride did have six turnovers on the night.

Over the past four games, McBride is averaging 16.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. McBride has also started in all four games.

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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