Milton Doyle, a senior guard from Chicago, concluded an official two-day campus visit to Kansas on Tuesday, but he returned home with his future still unknown.
Doyle’s mom, Lisa Green, said that while the KU coaches had expressed interest in her son, it became apparent Tuesday that the staff preferred that Doyle wait.
KU currently has just one available scholarship, while another could come open if forward Justin Wesley returns to walk-on status. Kansas is reported to be waiting on South Carolina transfer forward Damontre Harris, while Anrio Adams, a guard from Seattle, has verbally committed but has yet to sign a letter-of-intent.
Green called KU her son’s dream school; he grew up watching KU on television while also following former KU guard Sherron Collins, another Chicago native. But for now, Doyle will likely return home and begin to weigh his options.
Doyle was mostly an unknown entity outside Chicago until the last month. A wrist injury limited him during his junior season at Marshall High in Chicago, and he stayed under-the-radar after he verbally committed to Florida International last fall. But that all changed when FIU coach Isiah Thomas was fired in April and Doyle re-opened his recruitment.
** ANOTHER STREAK: KU led its conference in home attendance for the 26th straight season, according to figures recently released by the NCAA. The Jayhawks averaged 16,445 fans per home game, a number boosted by one home game at the Sprint Center. The average ranked 10th nationally. The Jayhawks also ran their streak of consecutive home sellouts to 180, a run that began with the second game of the 2001-02 season.
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