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Boys Basketball: Marshall guard Milton Doyle settles on Kansas

Updated: June 20, 2012 10:45AM

Continuing in a pipeline of standout Chicago recruits playing for coach Bill Self at Kansas, Marshall guard Milton Doyle has comitted to play for the Jayhawks.

“Milton graduated this past week. He is in Lawrence, enrolled and attending class and is officially a Kansas Jayhawk,” Self said. “I’m excited for him. He’s got length and reminds me so much of Tyshawn [Taylor], including recruiting in that he committed to FIU (Florida International), and they had a coaching change and we were fortunate enough to recruit him after that.”

Taylor had committed to Marquette before its coaching change and then came to Kansas where he was a four-year starter from 2009-12 and a member of four Big 12 Championship teams, including this past season guiding the Jayhawks to the Final Four and the NCAA title game.

Doyle, 6-4, 185 pounds, averaged 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals per game his senior season at Marshall. He was selected as a Chicago Public League All-Star and scored 20 points in the league’s all-star game in May.

“He’s got a lot of upside,” Self said. “He’s a combo guard that can certainly play on the ball. He’s also big enough and skilled enough to play off the ball and a very good athlete. I think he’ll give us great depth in our backcourt.”

Doyle becomes the fifth Jayhawk from Chicago who has played or will play under Self at Kansas. Those include 2010 All-American Sherron Collins, Julian Wright, Mario Little and current Jayhawk Jamari Traylor.

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