Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2012

Former KU guard Milton Doyle to transfer to Loyola

August 30, 2012


Former Kansas University basketball guard Milton Doyle has decided to attend Loyola University of Chicago, Doyle’s mom, Lisa Green, reported on Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-4 freshman out of Chicago’s Marshall High, who attended summer school classes at KU then announced plans to transfer following the Jayhawks’ recent European tour, chose Loyola over Wisconsin-Green Bay.

“I’m just happy to move forward,” Green told ESPN Chicago. “Just happy he still had the opportunities he had. We were just trying to make sure it was really, really something that was right for him. The No. 1 thing is it’s close to home. The name Loyola is of course a prestigious school in Chicago. He’s able to be at a good school, be close to home and do what he likes to do.”

Doyle initially committed to Florida International his senior year at Marshall — a year in which he averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists per contest. He reopened his recruitment last April after coach Isiah Thomas was fired. He will enroll for fall semester classes at Loyola, but likely will have to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

Loyola is coached by Illinois native Porter Moser, whose first Rambler team went 7-23 overall a year ago.

The Chicago Sun Times’ Joe Henricksen points out Doyle, “could be a difference-maker for Moser and the Ramblers. He joins a solid, young nucleus at Loyola. Cully Payne, the former Schaumburg star, becomes eligible this season after sitting out last year after transferring from Iowa. And Moser pulled in a solid recruiting class in 2012.”

Self to visit Jones: KU coach Bill Self will hold an in-home recruiting visit with Damien Jones, a 6-9, 210-pound senior center from Scotlandville High in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 19, reports. Jones is ranked No. 73 nationally. He is considering KU, Duke, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt, LSU and others.


msezdsit 5 years, 9 months ago

I think you give him credit for figuring out that KU was over his head. He probably wouldn't have played much and this should give him a chance to get some minutes. KU is big time college basketball with a very high bar. The players that come here and put in their time whether they play right away or pay their dues they are better basketball players and people when they leave. You have to look at this situation and appreciate the players that do come in and do pay their dues. TRob is a future NBA Allstar and he had to do his time on the pine before he could get any substantial PT at the KU level. Elijah is a perfect example. He could have gone to just about any Loyola there is and played immediately. He would never have played in a national title game and he would never have developed into the player he will be this year.He would never have been as prepared for the future as he now is. No hard feelings towards Doyle. Wish him the best of luck and credit him with realizing he couldn't cut it at KU. Go Hawks.

Jayhawk1958 5 years, 9 months ago

With 18 players on the roster I would transfer to...

Brian Conrad 5 years, 9 months ago

loooooosers transfer.... that boy has a lot of quit in him, 3 schools and never played a college game.. nice job mom... keep talking for him.. never let him stand on his own feet... really bothers me when players have Mommy talk for them... Stand up ! good luck with any national exposure... 3 years on the pine at KU and learn is much better than 2 years close to home then standin on the corner with his buddies.. Mommy that would make your son a success, patience and learn , hard work and learn.. hope he goes to class... he will never play in the NBA or Europe ..

Brian Conrad 5 years, 9 months ago

mom moving forward ???? going from national Championship game school to a 7 - 23 school.. forward? lets face it he had a ton of turnovers and Self was on him and he bolted.. none of what I am on him about has to do with making KU better... he obviously can not cut it.. but these kids and moms need to really think before they run cryin home.... very bad habit.

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