Detroit Pistons draft picks: Miles McBride could be 2nd-round steal

Miles McBride #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers . (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
Miles McBride #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers . (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) /
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Cade Cunningham should be the primary draft target for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Pistons draft picks: Miles McBride’s strengths

McBride very much fits the profile of a Weaver guy, as he is tough, and is a pesky on-the-ball defender with great hands.

McBride showed defensive intensity and athleticism throughout his Sophomore season, which is what the Pistons are trying to build around. He played potential number one pick Cade Cunningham tough in the two teams’ second matchup, holding him to 17 points and making them difficult.

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He is also an underrated scorer and passer who has the strength and accuracy to score from the post to the 3-point line.

He shot 41 percent on 3-pointers this season, often flashing NBA range.

He takes care of the ball, makes smart plays in transition and is a guy who has been compared to a poor man’s Kyle Lowry, which is pretty high praise for a second-round pick.

Pistons draft picks: Miles McBride’s weaknesses

Even though McBride is a good shooter from long range, he wasn’t the most efficient player in college and his true shooting percentage of 54 percent is not great, though part of that came from a fairly high usage rate that he’ll never have as a pro.

McBride is strong, but doesn’t have great height or wingspan, so some of the shots he was able to get off in college might get swatted back into his face as a pro.

McBride is one of those guys who might not jump out at you but is solid in all aspects of the game and could be a sleeper, as he has a great work ethic and should continue to improve.

But is he a fit on the Detroit Pistons?