Marshall's Doyle to play for Thomas at FIU

Marshall senior guard Milton Doyle committed to Florida International on Wednesday.

Doyle, a 6-4 combo guard, didn’t play on the club circuit this summer and had flown under the radar. He’s been listed by a number of area scouts as a sleeper prospect in the state’s Class of 2012.

Marshall coach Henry Cotton believed Doyle was among the city and state’s best.

“He’s an all-around player,” Cotton said. “There’s nothing he can’t do. He didn’t get a chance to get on the circuit. A lot of teams didn’t get a chance to know about him, but he’s a great player. Basically, he’s the best player in the city. If he’s not the best player in the state, he’s in the top 3.”

Doyle sat out last season at Marshall after transferring from Tilden. Cotton expected a breakout senior season for him.

“He’s going to have a great season,” Cotton said. “There’s nothing he will do this season that will surprise me. He may surprise some other people, but not me.”

Doyle will be the first Chicago product on Florida International coach Isiah Thomas’ roster. Thomas, who starred at St. Joseph High School, is originally from Chicago.