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Deuce McBride staying in the NBA Draft, will not return to West Virginia

The former Archbishop Moeller High School quarterback has made his decision, expecting a late first round draft selection.

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia guard Miles “Deuce” McBride has decided to remain in the 2021 NBA Draft class, officially bringing his career as a Mountaineer to a close, according to a late evening report from WV MetroNews’ Greg Carey.

Deuce informed Bob Huggins of his decision Friday evening, forgoing his NCAA eligibility. McBride’s draft stock rose considerably with his performance at the NBA Combine in June, positioning the Cincinnati, Ohio native for a late first round pick later this month.

McBride averaged 15.9 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds over 29 games last season, landing him an All-Big 12 Conference second-team selection as a sophomore.

McBride has worked out and interviewed with several NBA teams, including the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Mountaineers are still awaiting an answer from fellow guard Sean McNeil. McNeil has until July 7th to either withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to WVU or remain in the Draft and began his professional career.