Today, Bob Huggins and the West Virginia coaching staff picked up their first 2019 commitment from 6’2″ 185 pound combo guard, Miles McBride of Cincinnati, Ohio.
I was able to speak with McBride a few weeks ago, and got a pretty good sense that he was leaning toward the Mountaineers. “I think everything Coach Huggs and the staff are doing is great,” McBride said. “They are definitely an elite school and are always contending for championships.”
It comes to no surprise to anyone that Huggins has potentially found another hidden gem out of Cincinnati. He has strong ties to the area, as does assistant coach Erik Martin. Coach Martin is also friends with McBride’s father.
Once at West Virginia, McBride will provide an immediate impact for the Mountaineers on the defensive end. His offensive game will develop with time, but he is regarded as one of Ohio’s best on ball defenders. McBride’s toughness and grit make him a great fit for what Bob Huggins asks of his guards. McBride will be a great addition to the Mountaineers basketball program and will be an exciting player to watch in seasons to come.