Mountaineers in the Pros
WVU Product Miles ‘Deuce’ McBride Posts NBA Career-High in Points
In the midst of a season, Miles “Deuce” McBride has established himself as a contributing NBA player, Tuesday night was another highlight in his young career.
McBride scored 18 points in New York’s win over Portland, achieving a new NBA single game best for the former Mountaineer. The West Virginia product also recorded one rebound, three assists and one steal off the bench for the Knicks.
Special performance from @deucemcb11 👏
Career-high 18 points 💪 pic.twitter.com/P7r4YNtE2H
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 15, 2023
McBride has become a key member of New York’s second unit throughout the 2022-2023 season. He’s helped the Knicks stay in playoff contention, doing it both as an occasional scorer and with the hustle that made WVU fans fall in love with during his college career in Morgantown.
THIS DEUCE MCBRIDE BLOCK 😳
Watch live on the NBA App
📺: https://t.co/1pomQZMAZK pic.twitter.com/VUVjlKiLhi
— NBA (@NBA) March 15, 2023
Knicks teammate Josh Hart offered some major praise for McBride after the game. “He’s been giving us good minutes on this road trip; tonight was just an example of how hard he’s been working…We’re just happy for him,” said Hart.
Deuce McBride on Josh Hart: "From day one, he's come in as a leader…as a great teammate first…great guy"
Josh Hart on Deuce McBride: "He's been giving us good minutes on this road trip; tonight was just an example of how hard he's been working…We're just happy for him" pic.twitter.com/fZyB1x4QWM
— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) March 15, 2023
New York currently sits as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 41-30 record.
In his first true season getting legit NBA minutes, McBride is posting 3.5 points and 1.1 assists per game in an average of 12:02 minutes in 56 games so far.