CHICAGO - Milton Doyle (Chicago, Ill./Marshall/Kansas), who last month completed his eligibility at Loyola University Chicago, wrapped up play today at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, Va. The 6-foot-4 guard was able to showcase his skills in front of numerous NBA scouts and executives over the weekend.
Playing for Mike Duman Auto Sales, which went winless in three games at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Doyle averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game, while starting two contests. Arguably his best effort came in an April 13 contest versus Roger Brown’s Restaurant, in which he produced four points, seven rebounds, five assists, a block and a steal, in a 107-99 setback.
During his illustrious collegiate 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.
He is the first Rambler to compete at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament since Blake Schilb in 2007.