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Freshman Milton Doyle to leave KU men’s basketball team

Milton Doyle speaks to the media on June 19, 2012, at Allen Fieldhouse. Doyle's mother, Lisa Green, confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday, August 19, 2012, that Doyle will not play for the Jayhawks and will look to attend another school.

Milton Doyle speaks to the media on June 19, 2012, at Allen Fieldhouse. Doyle's mother, Lisa Green, confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday, August 19, 2012, that Doyle will not play for the Jayhawks and will look to attend another school.

August 19, 2012, 10:44 p.m. Updated August 19, 2012, 11:13 p.m.

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Milton Doyle will not be attending Kansas University on basketball scholarship after all, Doyle’s mom, Lisa Green, told the Journal-World on Sunday night.

Doyle, who averaged 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals a game his senior year at Chicago’s Marshall High School, attended summer school classes at KU after signing a financial-aid agreement. He made the trip to Europe as a member of the Jayhawk team.

“It’s nothing bad about the school or the coaches or anything. Sometimes things happen for a reason,” Green said Sunday from her home in Chicago. She said the decision was reached Sunday, the day before the start of KU’s first semester.

She had no further comment on the matter.

KU coach Bill Self said he had no comment as of Sunday night, indicating he’d probably have something to report today.

Doyle averaged 2.3 points a game with five turnovers against no assists in four games on KU's recent European tour.

Doyle originally had committed to play for Florida International, but reopened his recruiting last spring when FIU coach Isiah Thomas was fired. Doyle was cleared academically through the NCAA Clearinghouse in late July, making possible his attending KU on scholarship.

Doyle’s mom said she did not know what school her son would attend. She also told chicagohoops.com Sunday that her son would not be attending KU and would be looking for a school.

Comments

Chris1955 2 years, 4 months ago

Good luck Milton, I hope you find what you're looking for.

LTownBaby 2 years, 4 months ago

I hope KU sends his mother a bill for the Europe trip, WTF?

CHEEZIT 2 years, 4 months ago

Yea that's kind of like the gymnast's mom that was in London watching her daughter compete when she supposedly just took bankruptcy???

bring_JOHN_BROWN_back 2 years, 4 months ago

...I'm sure he was unimpressed with the many sub-par academic domains KU had to offer. Not that academics should be a priority when CHOOSING A UNIVERSITY!!! This is ridiculous. The kid really does have a lot to learn.

flyboy1 2 years, 4 months ago

No joke LTownBaby, I think KU should send mom the bill for the trip. Just perfect timing, I guess that the decision was made after the trip to leave KU.

Brian Conrad 2 years, 4 months ago

that boy has a lot of quit in him.. obviously could not take the heat and noticed much more talent around him... very low class to leave after Europe and can not hang in boot camp. sure Self was on him hard . 5 turnovers.... he will have to sit a year and then mom can watch him play at Devry. love how these cowards let mom do the talking... Selby's mom ... Selby would have been in final four and learned enough to be everyday in the NBA.. so many of these kids listen to the buddies tell them they are MJ. use your head.. good things come with time.. go to Devry be the star and when KU is in final four couple times and players are getting NBA and Europe big bucks .. he be hangin with his buddies on the corner... come on mom teach the lesson of stick to it. ride the bench for couple years and get more time to get noticed after that.. that is the lesson to teach your son. all players that stick for 4 years even with medium talent will by far be better. from NBA General managers, NBA coach to mid level coach to NBA and Europe all star. lesson for mom to teach... put in the time at KU and 15 years from now his life would be much better for it. sounds like he may have gotten the redshirt talk... depth chart would have been a learning year. EJ, Travis, Ben, White, Nadir, Adams.. Doyle was 7 . probably first time in his life he was getting schooled. with Frank coming in and so many others he may have felt he would never see the floor. fact is stay and wait... as a senior things will fall in place.. think this may really help the other freshman. Milton.. the walk ons will be ahead of you in life 10 years from now... Quitting is very bad habit to get into.... heck even the players that put in the year and transfer get gobbled up by some great schools. New Mexico and UNLV love the transfers from KU.. but quit before you start... no good school will touch him.. was so hard watching Selby ... one more year he would have gotten lottery money... now he has to fight to prove he can stay in the NBA...

Jayhawk_4_Life 2 years, 4 months ago

....wow, relax...The kid wants to transfer to a different school where he will have a more realistic shot at significant playing time, that's not quitting by any means. Why do you hold such a grudge against him?

Brian Conrad 2 years, 4 months ago

one other question. he signed a financial aid agreement... did he receive any aid? at least he got to see Paris... Do not think Devry players ever make it to Europe... maybe online...

JHawkInLA 2 years, 4 months ago

KU: "If that plane leaves the ground and you're not on it, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."

Milton: "But what about Kansas?"

KU: "We'll always have Paris."

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