Boone's Doyle to play basketball, golf for MC

from staff reports

   Ryan Doyle, a 6-4 senior at Daniel Boone High School, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball and golf at Milligan College. Doyle was a three-year varsity letterman in both sports.
   In basketball, Doyle was named honorable mention all conference as a senior. He averaged eight points per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from the three-point line. Doyle was one of the region's top three-point shooters.
   In his senior season, he helped lead the Trailblazers to within two points of a sub-state berth. Doyle was also a participant in the prestigious Five-Star Basketball Camp, where he received NBA level status, the highest in the camp.
   In golf, Doyle lettered three years. As a junior, he helped lead the Trailblazers to a second-place finish in the district, a third-place finish in the conference and a fifth-place finish in regionals.
   His low career 9-hole match score was a 1-under 35. Doyle joins fellow Boone graduate and golf standout Aaron Jessee on the AAC Champion Milligan golf team.
   Academically, Doyle is outstanding boasting a 3.6 GPA.
   Boone basketball coach Bobby Snyder said: "Ryan was our most improved player. He is extremely committed and dedicated. Ryan's best playing days are ahead."
   Milligan basketball/golf coach Tony Wallingford agrees with Snyder's assessment of Doyle.
   "As a basketball player, Ryan is an outstanding shooter and has nice size at 6-4," he said. "He knows he needs to work hard to become a complete player. He is a great young man and student. I feel confident he will be a solid dual sport athlete for us."
   Doyle plans to major in business administration at Milligan. He is the son of Joe and Sheila Doyle of Jonesborough.
   Joe Doyle, a 1982 Milligan graduate, holds the single-season baseball batting average record at Milligan, hitting .493 as a senior.