Men's Basketball

Three Ramblers Named To MVC All-League Teams
Feb. 28, 2017

Three Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball players have been recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference on all-league teams it was announced today. Senior Milton Doyle (Chicago, Ill./Marshall/Kansas) was named First Team All-MVC, becoming the first player in program history to be so honored since Loyola joined the Valley for the 2013-14 season.

Doyle has saved his best season for last, averaging 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting 45.4 percent (167-for-367) from the field, 35.7 percent (40-for-112) from three-point range, and 80.6 percent (108-for-134) from the foul line. He has scored in double figures in 32 consecutive games dating back to last year, the longest streak by a Rambler since Blake Schilb from December 8, 2004 through December 15, 2005 (32 games).

A two-time MVC Player of the Week selection this season, Doyle enters Arch Madness needing 16 rebounds to become just the second player in program history to accumulate 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in his career. The 6-foot-4 senior guard currently ranks 10th on Loyola’s all-time scoring list with 1,601 points, just nine points shy of seventh place (Darius Clemons with 1,610 points). Doyle recorded career high of 35 points and 11 rebounds in a victory at Bradley on January 7.

Junior Donte Ingram (Chicago, Ill./Simeon) had a breakthrough season in 2016-17 that culminated in him earning Third Team All-MVC accolades. The 6-foot-6 guard/forward averaged 13.7 ppg and 6.6 rpg, while knocking down three-pointers at a Valley-best rate of 47.3 percent (53-for-112). Ingram, who recorded four double-doubles this season and topped the 20-point plateau five times, including a career-best 30-point effort at Drake, is one of four players to rank among the top 10 in the conference in both scoring and rebounding, joining Alize Johnson (Missouri State), Jeremy Morgan (Northern Iowa) and Deontae Hawkins (Illinois State).

One of the most improved players in the Missouri Valley Conference, Ingram nearly doubled his scoring average this season, going from 7.4 ppg a year ago to 13.7 in 2016-17. In addition, Ingram upped his field goal percentage from 39.4 percent to 53.6 percent, a mark that ranks sixth in the Valley, while his three-point shooting improved from 28.1 percent to a league-best 47.3 percent.

Junior Aundre Jackson (Kennedale, Texas/Kennedale/McLennan CC) was the final Rambler to earn recognition from the conference, collecting MVC All-Newcomer Team honors. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 14.5 ppg, the second-best mark on the team, and added 4.2 rpg, while shooting a league-high 67.7 percent (178-for-263) from the field, despite coming off the bench in 24 of Loyola’s 31 games.

Jackson’s field goal percentage ranks fourth in the nation and he will easily set a Loyola single-season record in that category, eclipsing the previous mark of 60 percent, set by Jaja Richards in 1996-97. If he maintains that accuracy rate, he would also establish a new Valley single-season standard. Jackson scored 20 or more points on six occasions, including a season-high 24-point performance in a victory over Mountain West Conference preseason favorite San Diego State. In a victory over Milwaukee, he set a Loyola single-game record by hitting all nine of his field goal attempts en route to 21 points.

Loyola, which will be the No. 5 seed in Arch Madness, opens up play in the quarterfinal round versus No. 4 Southern Illinois on Friday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

The complete list of All-Missouri Valley Conference honorees follows.

First Team
Milton Doyle, Loyola
Alize Johnson, Missouri State
Paris Lee, Illinois State
Markis McDuffie, Wichita State
Landry Shamet, Wichita State

Second Team
Jaylon Brown, Evansville
Deontae Hawkins, Illinois State
MiKyle McIntosh, Illinois State
Jeremy Morgan, Northern Iowa
Sean O’Brien, Southern Illinois

Third Team
Conner Frankamp, Wichita State
Donte Ingram, Loyola
Shaquille Morris, Wichita State
Brenton Scott, Indiana State
Reed Timmer, Drake

All-Newcomer Team
Phil Fayne, Illinois State
Aundre Jackson, Loyola
Alize Johnson, Missouri State
Landry Shamet, Wichita State
Darral Willis, Jr., Wichita State

All-Freshman Team
Koch Bar, Bradley
Jordan Barnes, Indiana State
Darrell Brown, Jr., Bradley
Spencer Haldeman, Northern Iowa
Landry Shamet, Wichita State
Dru Smith, Evansville

All-Defensive Team
Thik Bol, Southern Illinois
Zach Brown, Wichita State
Obediah Church, Missouri State
Paris Lee, Illinois State
Jeremy Morgan, Northern Iowa
Tony Wills, Illinois State

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