Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Thanks to the verbal commitments made by Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop to Ohio State over the weekend, Michigan is expected to move onto the next tier of 2014 players on its recruiting board. One player Michigan will certainly be keeping an eye on is Fort Myers (Fl.) Bishop Verot center Ricky Doyle. Doyle, who stands just short of 6-foot-10 and weighs 235 pounds, emerged as a legitimate Michigan target over the summer and began his junior high school season with a bang on Tuesday night. Doyle scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 28 minutes of court time during his team’s season-opening 62-60 loss to archrival Fort Myers. He showed off a dominant back-to-the-basket post game, knocked down some mid-range jump shots and even smoothly attempted a 3-point shot in rhythm in transition. He did all of this despite having the flu, which he said after the game he has been fighting for the last four days. He scored the game’s first three baskets all in different ways. He knocke...
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