Men's Basketball

Doyle Opens Play At Portsmouth Invite Thursday
April 10, 2017

CHICAGO - Milton Doyle, who wrapped up his playing career at Loyola University Chicago last month, will play for Mike Duman Auto Sales at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which runs April 12-15 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va.

Doyle is one of three guards on the eight-player Mike Duman Auto Sales roster. His backcourt mates will be Scoochie Smith of Dayton and T.J. Williams of Northeastern. Rounding out the roster is Amida Brimah (Connecticut), Obinna Oleka (Arizona State), T.J. Cline (Richmond), Jamel Artis (Pittsburgh) and Canyon Barry (Florida).

Doyle and his Mike Duman Auto Sales teammates open play on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Eastern versus Roger Brown’s Restaurant, and will play at either 3:15 p.m. Eastern or 9 p.m. Eastern on Friday depending on the result of Thursday’s contest.

Other notable names competing in the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament include Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin), Amile Jefferson (Duke), Paris Lee (Illinois State), Steve Vasturia (Notre Dame), Kris Jenkins (Villanova), Zak Irvin (Michigan), Kadeem Allen (Arizona), Bryce Alford (UCLA) and Matt Jones (Duke).

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.

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