Scouting Video, Interview: Ricky Doyle vs. LaBelle


Class of 2014 big man Ricky Doyle flew under the radar this summer after opting not to play AAU basketball but the big man continues to impress at the prep level. Doyle is drawing major interest from the Big Ten and across the country and John Beilein’s Michigan staff remains a significant player in his recruitment. Here’s footage of Doyle in action against LaBelle including all notable plays from Doyle on the evening.

After the jump find a video interview with Doyle and his high school coach Matt Herting discussing Doyle’s development and recruitment. 

Video by Wes Kirk, interview by Carl Bleich.

  • J

    Seems like he has solid footwork, is good at using his body to seal/get position, and has a soft touch around the basket (even though he doesn’t seem to have great hands when catching passes to the post). Needs a few months of good S&C with Wellman, though. Looked gassed in most clips and seems like he could stand to shed some bad weight.

    • Michiganman12

      Aaron Wellman is the football S&C coach, for basketball it is Jon Sanderson FYI.

  • This kid could be a good 4 for the team.

  • ajerome33

    His body type, length, and nice use of spin moves and the drop step in the post remind me a little of Kevin McHale.

  • MGoTweeter

    Positives: Really love his footwork. He showed the ability to finish going either direction in the post which is something we have been begging Morgan to develop. Seems to have a good shot but with limited range. Great understanding of the game and ball movement.

    Negatives: Does not appear to have great explosion. He seemed reasonably quick when making a post move, but rarely showed the ability to explode to the rim to finish or get rebounds. Does not rebound outside his range. Limited ball handling ability.

    All in all, a lot to like. He looks like a great compliment to Donnal who is more of a perimeter oriented big. Could be a dynamic high-low game with Donnal at the 4 and Doyle at the 5.

    • Yep. Love his foot work definitely but his explosiveness needs to continue to improve to make an impact on this level. In terms of sheer post moves, Michigan doesn’t have a lot of guys in that mold which is what makes it interesting.

  • ChathaM

    Looks like #44 white had had enough of trying to check Doyle by halftime. Either he begged off at half, or coach asked if anyone else wanted a shot, and #22 white said “I guess I’ll try”. In any case, 22 and 44 were probably very happy to see the end of this one.

  • Wayman Britt

    I wonder if Ricky is athletic enough for a top ten team?

    • geoffclarke

      Jordan Hulls says yes.