Self speaks on Doyle
(Denny Medley/US PRESSWIRE)
Posted Jun 18, 2012

With his grant-in-aid paperwork signed, Chicago Marshall star Milton Doyle is officially a Kansas Jayhawk. Monday, Head Coach Bill Self commented on the newest addition to his impressive recruiting Class of 2012 - who is already on campus and attending class.

Last weekend, Kansas recruiting class of 2012 saw its number swell by one when news broke that Chicago Marshall star Milton Doyle was headed to campus - putting an end to weeks of speculation.

Monday, with his grant-in-aid paperwork signed, Jayhawks head coach Bill Self was able to comment on Doyle publicly for the first time, and made it clear the addition was a good one, even comparing him to one of the most athletic and dynamic guards in recent Kansas history.

"Milton graduated this past week," Self said, via press release. "He is in Lawrence (Kan.), enrolled and attending class and is officially a Kansas Jayhawk. 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."

Similarly, Taylor had pledged himself to Marquette before their own coaching change opened the door for Kansas.

As a senior during the 2011-2012 season, Doyle - who measures out at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds - averaged 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals per game. He was selected as an all-star in the ultra-competitive Chicago Public League.

An injury caused him to miss virtually the entire 2011 AAU season, which Self believes contributed to his status as an under-the-radar hidden gem.

"He's got a lot of upside," Self explained. "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 the backcourt."

For those keeping score at home, Doyle is the fifth Jayhawk to hail from Chicago during the Bill Self Era on Mount Oread, as he joins Sherron Collins, Julian Wright, Mario Little and current team member Jamari Traylor.

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