Former Michigan guard Spike Albrecht is currently considering seven schools as transfer options, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Each of those places could be a fine destination for Albrecht, who will be immediately eligible to play in 2016-17 as a graduate transfer. The former Wolverine carved out a nice niche as a three-point specialist and strong on-ball defender in coach John Beilein’s system, but missed all but nine games last season due to a hip injury. Still, he could find a significant role in each program.
Purdue’s system is built around the big men, but Albrecht could provide instant offense on the guard-needy team. In the case of Wichita State, Indiana and Texas A&M, Albrecht would almost definitely be a three-point specialist. The same can be said for Syracuse, USC and Milwaukee.
But there’s one major intangible that Albrecht could provide on any of these teams, and that is leadership. He has been through it all, from playing in the NCAA Tournament Final as a freshman to missing the big dance outright, and could easily serve as a mentor to younger players.
Say what you want, but locker room guys mean a lot. Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Spike Albrecht’s transfer process!
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