Michigan point guard Spike Albrecht ended his senior season back in December due to a nagging hip injury and though he watched his No. 11 Wolverines fall to No. 6 Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last night, he kept his chin up and took to Instagram for a heartwarming post.
In the post, Albrecht thanked Michigan for what he called “the best 4 years of my life.”
A former prospect out of famed prep school Northfield-Mt. Hermon, Albrecht leaves Ann Arbor having averaged just 3.9 points per game, but as a fantastic on-ball defender and locker room presence who played his heart out regardless of playing time or situation. In helping Michigan make the 2013 national championship game, which the Wolverines lost to Louisville, he electrified the crowd in scoring 17 first-half points.
Just what happens next for Spike Albrecht after graduation remains to be seen, but he’ll certainly always have a warm place in the hearts of Michigan fans.
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