Aug 20, 2012, 2:02 AM EDT
Less than a week after the end of Kansas’ trip to Europe, freshman guard Milton Doyle has decided to leave the KU program as first reported by Cavan Walsh of ChicagoHoops.com.
Doyle, originally a Florida International commit until the school fired Isiah Thomas, wasn’t cleared by the NCAA to play for the Jayhawks until July 21.
In an interview with the Lawrence Journal-World Sunday night, Doyle’s mother said that the reason for his departure had nothing to do with the school, team or coaches.
“It’s nothing bad about the school or the coaches or anything. Sometimes things happen for a reason,” said Lisa Green.
This news comes the night before the beginning of the fall semester at Kansas, but while losing a talented player like Doyle isn’t what a program wants the Jayhawks have other talented youngsters on the perimeter.
Rio Adams, Ben McLemore and Andrew White are freshmen capable of earning minutes off the ball this season, and sophomore point guard Naadir Tharpe will see more time with Tyshawn Taylor now a New Jersey Net.
In four games of action in Europe Doyle averaged 6.3 minutes and 2.3 points per game for the Jayhawks, who finished the trip with a 2-2 record.
Photo credit: Lawrence Journal-World
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