University of Kansas

Off-the-radar guard visits KU

Kansas coach Bill Self could be close to adding a fifth member to his 2012 recruiting class. And it’s a player few had linked with KU until Monday.

Milton Doyle, a formerly under-the-radar shooting guard, was scheduled to begin an official campus visit on Monday. KU has offered a scholarship, according to, and all signs point to KU being the most high-profile landing spot for the little-known prospect.

Doyle, a 6-foot-4 senior, appears to slot into the category of late-bloomer; he committed to Florida International — and then-coach Isiah Thomas, a Chicago native — last fall despite missing his entire junior senior with a broken wrist. He responded by averaging 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals while earning third-team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune.

But when Thomas was fired by FIU in early April, Doyle went back on the market. He has reportedly also visited Bradley, while drawing interest from Nebraska and Colorado State.

The Jayhawks currently have one open scholarship — with the possibility of another if soon-to-be junior forward Justin Wesley returns to walk-on status. Kansas is also reported to be finalists for South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris, while Seattle combo guard Anrio Adams has verbally committed but has yet to sign a letter-of-intent.

From a positional standpoint, Kansas seems pretty crowded at the wing position. Travis Releford will return for his senior season while freshmen Ben McLemore and Andrew White are both built in the mold of a traditional wing. In addition, senior Elijah Johnson and sophomore Naadir Tharpe will return to the backcourt rotation.