Video: Ricky Doyle early season highlights

Dylan Burkhardt

Watch class of 2014 commitment Ricky Doyle in early season action in the embedded media player below. Doyle is averaging 30 points and 11 rebounds through six games this season.

  • Tim

    Looks solid. Weak comp for sure, but he’s skilled and looks like a good Beilein fit. Doesn’t hurt to have some quality bigs that won’t be leaving after a year or two!

    • Wayman Britt

      No disrespect against Mr. Doyle, but he has about 8 inches on every defender in this video. Nice foot work. Not sure about his vertical though, but agree with Tim could be in the Beilein system for 5 years.

    • Chris De Sana

      I must be watching a different video then you. I see a low post player who gets the ball on the block, when was the last time Michigan under the current leadership passed the ball into the post on a regular basis? Mitch calls for it every time down the court, many of the times he has very good position and rarely gets the ball.

      I like what Doyle brings but concerned over the fit with what coach runs for an offense.

      • DingoBlue

        Previous video shows him with a pretty good mid-range shot as well. I’m fairly excited about the prospect of a RS Junior Donnal and Junior Doyle at the four and five.

        • guestavo

          Not sure Doyle redshirts over Wilson. We don’t have the depth next year to redshirt both.

          • DingoBlue

            that’s why Donnal is redshirt junior while Doyle is a true junior.

          • guestavo

            Read it wrong, sorry.

          • DingoBlue

            No worries. I agree with you that Wilson could likely be headed for a redshirt. I can understand how the way I wrote it may be confusing.

          • geoffclarke

            I know this is crazy, but so crazy it just might work: don’t redshirt Doyle or Wilson, make them battle Horford and Donnal for playing time, let Irvin get a few minutes again at the 4, and let Chatman get PT at the point. I haven’t read any of the coverage of the Arizona game yet (by the way, I need Dylan to work on some type of direct feed from this site to my brain – too much great content and reader comments for me to keep up), but I’m guessing the need for improved PG play was discussed.

      • Tim

        At the HS level with his height advantage, he’s naturally going to do his work on the blocks. I see a player that can handle the basketball with some shooting touch that can be deployed a different way when he gets to college. I also like the energy he displays flashing to the ball with an eagerness to finish. Would much rather see a big that bangs in HS with some projection to move outside as he develops rather than a HS big already playing finesse style a la Smotrycz

  • Champswest

    Looks a little like Mitch. Can dribble up court, catch and shoot, kick it out to the open man, hit the mid range jumper. I like how he catches it low and goes up and dunks or one dribble and dunks. Has good hands.

  • gobluemd16

    Fairly impressive but man, the kids he is playing against look really small and not too good as well

  • countourzealous

    Beilein’s motor trajectory: Novak, then McGary, and hopefully Doyle. Although Ricky’s playing awfully bad competition here, he looks like a hard worker and can have a presence in the paint.

  • Chezaroo

    Another of Coach Bs celebrated projects. You can’t teach height and size, and we desperately need both in the future. There is little to go on in these videos, as the competition is not much, and Ricky is 6-8 inches taller than most everybody. Here’s hoping for a hardworking young man that will embrace his opportunity.

  • geoffclarke

    Eurostep looks awkward.