Chicago Colleges: Milton Doyle

Five potential impact transfers in Illinois

November, 2, 2013
Here’s a look at five college basketball transfers who could be impact players for Illinois programs this season:

Kelsey Barlow, UIC, guard, redshirt senior
Barlow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has the potential to be one of the top players in the Horizon League this season. He sat out last season after transferring from Purdue. He started 22 games for the Boilermakers during the 2011-12 season and averaged 8.3 pints, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Milton Doyle, Loyola, guard, redshirt freshman
Doyle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, departed Kansas after a short period and transferred to Loyola. He sat out last season. He is dealing with an injury now, but he is expected to contribute for the Ramblers when healthy this season. He averaged 19 points, five assists and five steals as a high school senior at Marshall in Chicago.

Sandi Marcius, DePaul, forward, redshirt senior
Marcius, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound power forward, utilized the NCAA’s graduate student waiver rule and transferred to DePaul from Purdue for his final season. Marcius should provide the Blue Demons some needed interior play. He led Purdue in blocks six times and rebounds once last season. He had 10 rebounds, including six offensive, and two blocks in the Blue Demons’ win over Lewis on Tuesday.

Rayvonte Rice, Illinois, guard, redshirt junior
Rice, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, should be able to help the Illini replace the scoring void left by D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul. Rice sat out last season after transferring from Drake. He was a second-team All-Missouri Valley pick for the 2011-2012 season and led Drake with 16.8 points per game.

Jordan Threloff, Northern Illinois, center, redshirt junior
Threloff, 6-foot-9, 255-pound center, received a waiver and is eligible this season after transferring from Illinois State. He wasn’t used a whole lot with the Redbirds, but he should have a bigger role at Northern Illinois. He was one of the state’s better big men coming out of high school and is believed to have a lot of upside left. He redshirted his first year at Illinois State.

Loyola lands transfer Milton Doyle

August, 29, 2012
Former Kansas guard Milton Doyle committed to Loyola on Wednesday.

Doyle originally committed to Florida International while at Marshall High School in Chicago. He was allowed out of his letter of intent when Isiah Thomas was fired. He later committed to Kansas and was enrolled there until recently. He played with the Jayhawks during their recent trip to Europe.

Doyle, a freshman guard, chose the Ramblers over Green Bay. Doyle will enroll into Loyola in the fall semester and will likely have to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

“I’m just happy to move forward,” Doyle’s mother Lisa Green said. “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, a 6-4 guard, averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists while playing in the Chicago Public League his senior season. He was selected to the all-area team.

Loyola assistant coach Armon Gates was the lead recruiter on Doyle.

The Ramblers were 7-23 overall and 1-17 in the Horizon last season.