With the recent transfers from Aubrey Dawkins and Ricky Doyle from the Michigan Basketball team, speculation was swirling that 5th year guard Spike Albrecht would fill the last scholarship opportunity. Unfortunately the Graduating UoM senior has set his eyes on new opportunities.
According to Spike’s father Chuck, he is visiting Purdue today (Wednesday) and is in the middle of scheduling visits to Wichita State, and possibly Indiana he told MLive in a recent interview . Albrecht is also interested Texas A&M, Syracuse, USC and Milwaukee. Milwaukee recently hired former Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan.
Abrecht was a two year captain of the team. Albrecht’s junior year was his best as he won team awards for co-MVP, sportsmanship, hustle, leadership and most assists. Albrecht averaged 7.5 points, 3.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. His 3.0 assist/turnover ratio (121 assists, 41 turnovers) ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten. Albrecht is free to transfer within the Big Ten after having scholarship restrictions lifted two weeks ago by Beilein, but would still need to file for a waiver from the league office.
Albrecht will be remembered best by his magical National Championship game against Louisville in 2013. He took the internet by storm by scoring an amazing 17 points in the first half of the game.