Jayhawks add Chicagoland star

Though relatively unheralded heading into his senior campaign, Marshall Metropolitan guard Milton Doyle was one of the top performers in Chicago during the 2011-2012 season. After opening up his recruitment during the spring, Doyle visited Kansas in mid-May, and now will become the newest addition to Head Coach Bill Self's Class of 2012.

As many speculated it would, the recruiting class of 2012 - already substantial - has grown by one for the Kansas Jayhawks, with the addition of Chicago prep star Milton Doyle.

The Lawrence Journal-World first reported Doyle's plans to attend the University of Kansas late Friday night, and Phog.net was able to confirm them Saturday morning.

A 6-foot-4 combo guard from Marshall Metropolitan High, Doyle was an all-league and all-state selection and well-regarded among the Chicagoland media. As a senior during the 2011-2012 season, he led Marshall with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game.

If his name is unfamiliar to some, it's with good reason. A broken wrist caused him to miss his entire junior season, and most of the 2011 spring and summer AAU circuit. He visited Kansas in mid-May, after reopening his recruitment. Doyle was previously committed to Florida International, and re-opened his recruitment after the program chose to part ways with Head Coach Isaiah Thomas.

Joe Henricksen of the Chicago Sun-Times calls him "the ultimate sleeper."

"An underrated talent who fits the cliche 'his best basketball ahead of him' perfectly," he wrote, in an April 15 post to his Sun-Times blog. "It's true. Doyle is just scratching the surface. He's long, wiry, active, extremely athletic and his skill level has improved the more he plays."

Doyle is expected to arrive on campus in time to begin classes Monday, per the Journal-World's report.

The Jayhawks are still waiting to hear on the status of Seattle Rainier Beach guard Anrio Adams, who graduated last week. After earning an 18 on the ACT, he needed to lock up the requisite sliding-scale grade point average in order to be in good shape to qualify. It is not yet known if he has done so, but Adams himself remains extremely optimistic.


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