Spike Albrecht to visit Wichita State and Syracuse

SPike 333After a visit to Purdue, former Michigan Guard Spike Albrecht is planning to visit Wichita State and Syracuse next.  Dates of those visits have yet to be determined but the Shockers and Orange are ready to show them what they offer.

Other schools that are interested in Albrecht’s services include, Indiana, USC, Texas A&M and Milwaukee.

As was reported this week, Michigan is no longer being considered as a possible designation for Albrecht, a 5-foot-11 point guard who averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 assists in 116 career games with the Wolverines.

Before Albrecht’s visit to Purdue, Albrecht met with coaches from Wichita State in Ann Arbor on Tuesday.The Shockers are losing senior point guard Fred VanFleet from a roster that finished 26-9 last season, including a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse is coming off a trip to the Final Four and is loosing two key guards, Michael Gbinije and Kaleb Joseph. Syracuse is very familiar with Albrecht, as in the 2013 FinalFour, the freshman came off the bench to make two 3-pointers in five minutes as the Wolverines knocked off Jim Boeheim’s team during their run to the Final Four. Two years later, Albrecht scored 10 points to go with seven assists, and hit a key, late 3-pointer, in a regular-season win over the Orange in Ann Arbor.


Steven Crompton