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WVU’s Deuce McBride Works Out for LA Lakers Ahead of NBA Draft



(photo: Dale Sparks/WVU Athletic Communications)

Former West Virginia point guard Miles “Deuce” McBride worked out for the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, the team announced on social media.

A Cincinnati native, McBride became a star during his second season in Morgantown. He led the Mountaineers in scoring last season, averaging 15.9 points per game. He shot 43.1% from the floor and 41.4% on 3-pointers. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists. He announced earlier this month that he would remain in the NBA Draft process and not return to WVU. The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to start on Thursday, July 29.

McBride was one of four WVU players to enter their name into the draft process this offseason and the second to commit to turning pro. Forward Derek Culver signed with an agent, giving up his college eligibility, in late April. Guards Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil took their names out of the process and committed to returning to WVU.

Also working out for the Lakers Saturday were Tennessee’s Jaden Springer, Illinois’s Ayo Dosunmu, Seton Hall’s Sandro Mamukelashvili, Texas Tech’s Mac McClung and Florida State’s Balsa Koprivica.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.


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