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Posted On: 08/18/17 12:58 PM
Miles “Deuce” McBride- 6’1, G
Archbishop Moeller- Class of 2019
AAU Team- Cincinnati Lakers
Floor/ Ceiling: Mid/High D-I
2016-17 Stats: 10.9ppg/3.4rpg/2.3apg
While he is currently preparing for the football season, Miles McBride had nothing but positive memories from the 2017 AAU season. “Personally, it was a great summer for me,” McBride stated. “Getting eight offers over the summer was very exciting.” But those who saw “Deuce” play for the first time over the summer realized what was already known.; that he is one the best two-way players in the state in his class.
From an offensive standpoint, McBride has one of the better mid-range games that I saw this summer. Rather it is off one dribble or multiple dribbles with a hand in his face or not, he is about automatic from the 12-15ft area. Miles stated that he even saw improvement in his passing and how he sees the game as well. “I feel that I have improved in the pick and roll the most offensively,” he stated. “Being able to come off screens and find shooters in the corner and bigs rolling is where I feel I have improved the most.” But if there is one area of improvement on this end, Deuce states it is getting better at the catch and shoot. “I need to get better at coming off screens and shooting,” he stated. “I am more comfortable shooting off the dribble and in the mid-range. I need to improve my shooting overall.”
Defensively Miles is one of the better on-ball defenders in his class in the state of Ohio. He has the strength and the length to bother ball-handlers trying to initiate offense and the quickness to also play the passing lanes as well. With these attributes McBride can guard any of the perimeter spots on the court.
As stated earlier in the article the Moeller junior currently holds 8 D-I offers from schools including Marist (NY), Ohio University and Duquesne (PA). The list of schools with interest in McBride includes Clemson, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier amongst other schools. He stated that he plans on taking some visits possibly in September, but the schools and dates have not been confirmed yet. When asked what characteristics he was looking for in a college/university, campus life was very important along with family. “Campus life is very important. I want to be treated like a regular student. How well my family and coaches get along is important to me also. I also think that I would like to stay close to home also.” But no matter where McBride goes, his game and winning attitude will travel.