Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 9/23/13
Spike Albrecht wasn’t supposed to play high-major Division I basketball. He wasn’t supposed to score 17 points in the National Championship game. And he’s not supposed to start at point guard next season for John Beilein’s Michigan team. But whenever he was called upon as a freshman, Spike Albrecht answered the bell. His National Championship game performance – 17 points on 6-of-9 (4-5 3pt) shooting for those that forgot – stands out but Albrecht made timely plays throughout the season. He averaged just eight minutes, two points and less than one assist per game as a freshman, reaching double figures just once but here are five statistics that could point toward future success for Michigan’s point guard. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) 1. He’s a deadly spot up shooter. Albrecht was the fifth most efficient player in the country on spot-up offensive possessions. He scored 43 points on 26 spot-ups for the season. He was 14-of-24 from the field with an incredible 85% effective field goal percentage.
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