CHICAGO - Milton Doyle (Chicago, Ill./Marshall/Kansas) will join 63 other NBA hopefuls when he participates in the annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, April 12-15, at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. Doyle, who wrapped up his Loyola University Chicago career as one of the greatest players in program history, is the first Rambler to earn an invitation to the PIT since Blake Schilb in 2006-07.
During his illustrious career, Doyle amassed 1,606 points, a figure that ranks eighth in Loyola men’s basketball history, and he also sits fifth in school history with 459 assists. The 6-foot-4 guard fell six rebounds shy of becoming just the second player in program history to rack up 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in his career.
Doyle saved his best season for last, averaging personal bests of 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 2016-17, while helping Loyola to an 18-14 overall record. A two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week selection, Doyle became the first Rambler to earn First Team All-MVC honors this season. His play was instrumental in Loyola earning its first Associated Press Top 25 votes since 1984-85 and he was the only player to rank among the top five in the MVC in scoring, assists and steals. This season he also became the first Rambler since 2006-07 to earn National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-District accolades.
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has served as a showcase for the likes of future NBA stars Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Dave Cowens, Rick Barry and Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. Scouts and general managers from all 30 NBA teams are present at the tournament to take a first-hand look at some of the top seniors in the country.
Rosters and tournament schedule for the Portsmouth Invitational will be announced at a later date.