Following a chaotic draft night on Thursday, former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride has already made the trip up to New York to meet with the Knicks organization.
The third Mountaineer drafted during the Huggins era seems to be enjoying his time in the Big Apple.
McBride also received his new jersey, which includes a familiar number for the former Mountaineer. McBride will be wearing No. 2 for the Knicks this upcoming season. The Cincinnati, OH native, wore the same number when he played quarterback in high school. New teammate and former MVP Derrick Rose currently wears McBride’s No. 4 from his time at West Virginia.
2️⃣ for Deuce. pic.twitter.com/duYLXu3LJL
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 2, 2021
McBride reflected on the life-changing last few days that he has experienced making the transition to the NBA.
“It’s been crazy, just flying into New York, getting ready to practice and everything. It’s going fast but I’m enjoying it,” McBride said. “I’m going to work hard and just try to be a gritty guy for New York. It’s going to be a great year for sure.”
So what’s next for McBride?
McBride will participate in the NBA Summer League, which is games for the younger players to get reps in and give their team an idea of what role they can play. McBride and the Knicks will play games in Las Vegas, Nevada from Aug. 8-15.
Catch McBride get his first taste of the professional league on Sunday when the Knicks take on the Toronto Raptors in the first day of the NBA Summer League. The game is set to tip-off at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
(Top Photo: Denny Medley)