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Miles McBride to Begin Second NBA Summer League Stint with Knicks

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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 Medley

As the NBA Summer League starts this week, former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride is beginning his second stint with the New York Knicks. McBride will be featured on television with his Knicks teammates 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.

As for other Mountaineers in the NBA, Jevon Carter recently re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for two years. Carter will not be playing in the Summer League as a veteran in the league.

Teddy Allen, who played for the Mountaineers in 2017-18, is on the Denver Nuggets for the Summer League. Taz Sherman and Gabe Osabuohien could receive a late opportunity soon as well.

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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. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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