Michigan guard Spike Albrecht has had a pretty rough ride the last year or so. He missed the end of the 2014-15 season due to a hip injury and missed most of this season before “stepping away” from the team due to health reasons.
Albrecht is now going to be stepping away from Michigan as he announced his intentions to transfer out of Ann Arbor for his final year of eligibility. Simon Kaufman, beat writer for the Michigan Daily, broke the news on Tuesday.
Albrecht on his decision: “Everyone always says play as long as you can. … I couldn’t pass it up.” pic.twitter.com/cmEgChHFOK
— Simon Kaufman (@sjkauf) March 29, 2016
Because Albrecht will be earning his degree at the end of the semester, he will be eligible to play for the 2016-17 season. The Wolverines have yet to make a statement on his transfer and if he will have any restrictions on where he will end up.
Spike Albrecht nearly won the national championship for the Wolverines single-handedly in 2013. He scored 17 points and led a late-game rally against Louisville that fell just short of them winning their first national championship since 1989.
On his career, Albrecht had a .415 field goal percentage and a .399 percentage from beyond the three-point line. If he can stay healthy, he should be a big piece for wherever he ends up.
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