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Kansas Transfer Milton Doyle Returning Home to Play at Loyola-Chicago

After Florida International parted ways with head coach Isiah Thomas, Milton Doyle shied away from his commitment and began to look elsewhere.

Doyle eventually landed at Kansas and in late July, the 6-foot-4 guard was cleared to play for the Jayhawks.

However, after accompanying the team during their foreign exhibition tour in France, Doyle once again re-opened things, opting to leave Kansas before ever suiting up.

On Wednesday, news broke that Doyle had found a new home, committing to Loyola (Chicago).

Unfortunately, Doyle was on campus at Kansas for two summer sessions, which would likely mean that his decision to attend Loyola makes him a transfer by NCAA rules. Pending an appeal and waiver, it is likely that Doyle would have to sit out the 2012-13 season.

No doubt the addition of Doyle, a native of Chicago, Illinois can certainly help head coach Porter Moser down the low. The Ramblers won just seven games last season and the addition of the hometown product is certainly a big boost looking ahead.

Interestingly enough, prior to Doyle’s commitment, Loyola had zero Chicago-based players listed on their roster.

The Ramblers spent part of the August in Italy, playing abroad as part of an exhibition tour of their own. Iowa transfer Cully Payne is also listed on the Ramblers’ roster, so Doyle has become the second transfer from a power six conference to move into Loyola’s program.

The Ramblers only have two seniors on their squad this season, so Loyola is young and certainly is improving from a talent standpoint.

 

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