Seems like an under the radar guy...any insights? Welcome to the family Ricky
Hello: PF/C Ricky Doyle (MBB)
Think skilled, but raw, big man, who has a developed post game, can hit the boards, and shoot the three in transition if needed. Solid defender as well.
Don't know much about his game but his offers include (according to ESPN):
His post game is his best aspect according to the initial scouting reports I'm seeing. Should have plenty of time to develop in the next year+.
Doyle, a 6-foot-9 230 pound big man from Fort Myers, Florida, was relatively under the radar after opting not play AAU basketball. Despite somehwat reduced attention, major schools took notice. Miami, Boston College, Purdue, Kansas State, Penn State, Washington, Stanford and USC were all heavily recuriting the talented post player.
"Doyle’s back-to-the-basket skills are second to none for a player his age"
Sounds like the type of player we need in the middle to balance the quickness and shooting we have on the outside. Should be a great addition.
CUE THE UPTON!!
Some may not agree with his post, but Trolling? How in the world can people call this Trolling? Some of you need to lighten up.
The staff has been in him as the "BIG" for 2014 for awhile now. Excellent news!
That's just disgusting.
ON! ON! I meant ON! darnit.
He had offers from Michigan, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Purdue. As well as interest from Stanford. Very solid offers, but he didn't play AAU over the summer, which is where most of the recruits get exposure from college coaches. A very good prospect, go blue!
This is from his summer team. Not sure if it is AAU.
Nice footwork and the abillty to finish with both hands. He has a pretty smooth jumper as well.
Looks solid! Welcome to Michigan Ricky! Seems to have some very nice skills inside between finishing and blocking shots on defense.
I like it. He's posting up on the left and right blocks. It doesn't look like he's playing against many kids his size, but you can see that the footwork is definitely there.
I like that we should be able to redshirt this kid and let him practice for a year against kids his size.
While venturing into the potentially shallow territory of comparing players of a certain skin color to players of the same skin color, watching those highlights reminds me a lot of Nick Collison. Both have a solid post game and can knock down the mid range shot. Both are athletic enough to finish at the rim, but not quite explosive enough to go all De'Andre Jordan on somebody. They've got that other thing in common too...
If he ends up anywhere close to as good as Collison was at Kansas, we've got a heckuva player.
@2:15 He's already better than Morgan...
In that video he clearly has a size advantage against most everyone but I like to see he has good body control for a high school kid who is 6'9" and 230. He did well taking contact while getting his body into a good shooting position.
He throws it down HARD several times in his highlight videos.....I like.
great with both hands, has been playing in a motion offense like Beilein's, AND good with his back to the basket. Seven foot wingspan. His coach says that he will be a star and he wanted to go to a high-quality academic institution. Exactly the kid you want committing on the day after the IU loss.
Please tell me he ain't related to Tim doyle from BTN I can't stand that douchbag
They're identical twin brothers. Sorry.
jump hook, if he develops some more he could be pretty solid in the post. . .
How are his tip-in skills? Too soon?
Well then you have given them a great lesson in sensitivity and vulnerability. What a guy.
He looks pretty developed for a post player in high school. Maybe a last minute growth spirt to put him a shade taller and he will be able to bang down low with best of them. At 6'9" he better play physical, the Big Ten has not been kind to guys that size this year unless they are physical. Seems like a solid pickup who can get some minutes to start and work his way into a big post player.
I don't think being physical will be an issue for this kid. Has a good frame and looks pretty strong.
I don't think being physical will be an issue for this kid. Has a good frame and looks pretty strong.
Based on our recent performances, I must ask:
1) Can he defend?
2) Can he rebound?
3) Can he box out an opposing player if he is not able to get a rebound?
4) Can he hit a "bunny?"
5) Does he dunk, instead of make a layup, given the opportunity?
6) Can he hit free throws?
Does he dunk? Watch his highlight video. He dunks.
I probably should have made know that my initial post was about 68.6% sarcasm. However, I did just now watch his highlights (videos blocked at work)...He can certainly bring the thunder.
These kids attempting to guard him is comical.
Because he's 5 inches taller and 30 pounds heavier than all of them?
Yes, I think that may have something to do with it.
Have seen him in person several times, albeit usually against lower-level competition, and he is impressive. Every December there is a high-level high school tournament here in Fort Myers called the City of Palms Classic. It usually brings in some heavy-weights from around the country. This past December he had to sit out with a stress fracture (foot I believe), which made headlines locally. The tournament is played at his school which is about 3 minutes from the office so I usually get to 5-6 games a season. I might try to post some thoughts/video now that he has committed. By all accounts he is a quality kid as well as a great basketball player.
Please do. Consider yourself THE local source for Ricky Doyle game analyses and highlights. Or I could ask my dad to do this since he lives in your neck of the woods, but video cameras and the interwebz scare him.
Classic. Can't wait to see what the Maize Rage does with this!
I've been waiting weeks to use that...which is probably about as sad as the loss last night.
Right now he is a 3 star to ESPN, Scout.
247sports has him at 88 which is basically a high 3 star.
Unranked by Rivals.
has him as a 3 star but he didn't play aau, which is where most players get rated
As mentioned above, has not been scouted much as he didn't participate in AAU which is when the big rankings changes happen.
Is there any info on what may be the reasoning behind him not playing AAU? Seems like he could definitely benifit from playing some higher level competition.
Doyle didn’t play AAU basketball this summer, opting instead to workout with his high school team and individually. That didn’t prevent college coaches from catching a glimpse of the talented big man, Doyle’s high school team played in two AAU tournaments in July and that was enough for coaches to take notice
Been watching him for a while. He may not be done growing; his dad was 6' 11". His dad also played pro ball (in France) for 11 years.
Really happy for Rick and his parents.
Yet another quality player and person for Coach B.
Welcome to the Michigan family, Rick!
Let's hope it's like father, like son. Then he'd be a slightly more athletic Bill Laimbeer with hopefully some of the same attitude under the basket.
But less of the temper
Doyle's dad had a cup of coffee with the Pistons before he went overseas to play. Not sure it quite fits, but it is that whole pro father legacy thing again.
He might get undersold due his physique, Herting noted - "he's a big, gangly young kid with a size 18 shoe and a 7-2 wing span" - but he can get off the floor and he runs the floor well.
Seems like he is not done growing.
"I've watched college basketball growing up, and I know Michigan vs. Ohio is a big rivalry, stuff like that."
When you only play one big, and that big is only 6'9, you're asking to get dominated down low
Well, this helps ease the sting a little bit. Pretty intriguing skill-set.
We need a person who can REBOUND this small lineup got is killed yesterday...if we could have somehow limited their offensive rebounds we win by 10 but nope nobody can grab a damn rebound....
Michigan needs more players like Doyle - a big yet mobile kid who can rebound. At 6-9 and 230 it looks like he could easily put on 20 pounds of muscle. Once again, the coaches have done a great job identifying good players early before they start to get the attention like Doyle now is.
The problem is we don't know if he can actually rebound until he gets to the Big10 season. We all thought McGary and Horford and Morgan would be great on the glass this season but it seems like every team has killed us on the offensive glass. We're really not that small of a team anymore. Those three are huge and GRIII and THJ can jump outta the gym but we just can't seem to rip them down. Dennis Rodman was one of the best rebounders ever and he was only 6'7" or 6'8". It's about mentality more than size and our guys don't have it down yet.
Hard to rebound when your bigs are hedging at the top of the key on every defensive series and aren't under the basket. I think it's the system being run just as much as the players.
His tape is very good. Doyle's body type reminds me of Kevin McHale. I'm glad he's coming to AA.
Is the only man who can stand up straight and scratch his toes.
Not one broken backboard in all of those highlights. The offer should have been non-committable.
Glad to have you... just please... no more croquet mallets.
Congrats to Ricky Doyle. This is awesome.
Doyle will be excellent in coach B's system.
My only concern is the stress fracture, coupled with Doyle be a large human being. Since Beilein has been here, we've seen Cronin's career end before it got started, and the development of Horford, Bielfeldt, and McGary retarded by foot, knee, leg issues. Makes me wonder if year round Bball is a bad idea for young Big Men.
'under the radar' recruits don't phase me at all. The man can spot potential talent.
Mr. Doyle! Glad to have you aboard!
We have a ton of graduates/leave early threats, so we need a big class. Trey was under the radar too, at first.
Love the reverse dunk with about 15 seco re left. I for he gets a little more coordination he looks solid
Seconds left... Damn iPhone, can't see what I'm typing below the keyboard.
so I'm betting this guys gonna be good. Last few times we've gotten in on guys early who seem really good but no one's heard of them we ended up with guys like Smotrcyz and GRIII who both rocketed up the rankings after committing
Welcome, Ricky Doyle. I do like seeing dunks from under the basket.
He has some great post moves, and not just the typical "I'm bigger than you" moves you normally see in HS. (And don't tend to translate to College well) He's got a nice post spin, hook, up and under, etc and he can go either left or right while in the post. He'll only get better (and hopefully slightly bigger?), but a 7'2" wingspan already is very good. A great pickup.
we need big strong players to win the clutch and grab styel baseketball being played by MSU and Wisconsins of the world.
Welcome to the family Rick.