Miles “Deuce” McBride Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

After improving on his All-Freshman year in the Big 12, Miles McBride earned All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore at West Virginia. For the season, McBride averaged 16 PPG, 4.8 APG, 4 RPG, 1.9 SPG, 0.3 BPG, and 1.8 TOPG on shooting splits of 43/41/81. Below is his full scouting report:

 Name: Miles “Deuce” McBride

Height/Weight: 6’1/ 195

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’9/ 8’3 ½ 

Hand size: 9 ½ 

Position: G

College: West Virginia

Tools: Defense, mid range scoring


  • Pesty defender
  • Solid mid range game
  • Adequate athlete
  • Excellent length
  • Outstanding defensive IQ and ability to predict the next play
  • Adequate handle in traffic
  • Projectable jump shot both spotting up and off the dribble
  • Mistake-free ball-handler


  • Must improve ball security on quick dribble moves
  • Lacks consistent explosiveness in traffic
  • Needs to get better at creating space for jumpers
  • Simple playmaker that doesn’t make many advanced reads


Miles McBride is a defensive-minded guard with shooting potential. Due to his outstanding length, athleticism, and basketball IQ, McBride projects to be a plus defender in the NBA, and he can be one rather quickly. His offensive role is also easy to project: combo guard always in a lineup with a lead guard. Defensively, McBride is difficult to find a weakness in, both from an evaluation standpoint, and as an offensive player. McBride has quick feet, an incredible ability to read plays before they happen, and long arms that make him easy to beat. Offensively, McBride’s best trait is his scoring ability, likely at all 3 levels. The limiter for McBride’s offensive upside is that he is a simple playmaker, and is unlikely to ever eclipse more than 6 assists per game. He doesn’t make many advanced reads, and if he does, he’s hesitant to make the pass in the required window. This is more of a ceiling limiter than a floor limiter, which makes McBride a perfect candidate to become a quality rotation role player for a winning team as early as year one. Look for McBride to go in the 20s on draft night.

Similar to: Monte Morris, Ty-Shon Alexander, De’Anthony Melton, Avery Bradley

Projected draft range: 19-40

Expected role: Backup guard with defensive prowess and some scoring ability

Unplayable if: Incredibly unlikely, but his worst case scenario is that he gets played off the floor some nights when his shot isn’t falling.

Exceeds expectations if: Shooting increases to 40%+ from 3 and he can create his own shot capably.

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