Found April 06, 2012 on UM Hoops:
Michigan didn’t wait long to add a point guard to the roster after the news that Trey Burke was likely headed to the NBA broke on Wednesday afternoon. Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) point guard Spike Albrecht took an official visit to Michigan on Thursday and made his commitment official after receiving an offer from Michigan head coach John Beilein. The Wolverine staff had been recruiting the under the radar guard for the last month and the prep point guard will add an option to a Wolverine backcourt lacking depth. Video, scouting and analysis after the jump.  Basics Michael “Spike” Albrecht is listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds on the NMH official roster. He averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game this season while connecting on 32 percent of his three point attempts and helping NMH to the NEPSAC Class AAA Championship. Albrecht is not ranked by any major scouting services and his recruitment boiled down to Michigan and Appalachian State as well as handful Ivy Lea...

Beilein: “Reports of Trey Burke’s decision to enter the NBA draft were premature”

In a blog entry on, John Beilein stated that Wednesday’s reports of Trey Burke entering the NBA draft were premature. Here are the relevant comments for Michigan’s head coach: First, I would like to note that Wednesday’s reports of Trey Burke’s decision to enter the NBA draft were premature. My coaching staff and I have met with Trey and his parents several times...

Michigan fills expected point guard hole with Spike Albrecht

Michigan’s precious freshman guard Trey Burke wildly outperformed expectations during his first season for the Wolverines, to the point where he is expected to enter the NBA draft. The expected loss of Burke, in addition to three announced transfers from the program in Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian, has opened room for the coaching staff to issue [....

Michigan losing more players

Earlier this week, and unofficial announcement was made that freshman point guard for the Michigan Wolverines, Trey Burke, would be leaving the team to enter in the NBA Draft.  Burke has not signed with an agent, and could ultimately rejoin the team, but rarely is that the case. Now it has been announced that  Evan Smotrycz, is readying to leave the team by transferring to either...

Michigan Basketball: Decision draws near for Trey Burke

Spike Albrecht Multiple media outlets including USA Today and CBS Sports are reporting that Michigan point guard Trey Burke will forego his final three seasons of eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft. In the wake of that hard-hitting news, Michigan fans are left wondering who will run the point for the Wolverines in the upcoming season? The coaching staff has identified two...

Beilein: Burke still undecided about NBA

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- John Beilein isn't giving up on Trey Burke just yet. A day after Burke's father took to the Internet to contradict reports that Michigan's freshman point guard has decided to enter the NBA draft, Beilein did the same thing on Thursday. In his weekly blog on Michigan's official website, Beilein took pains to deny Wednesday's published reports...

U-M receives verbal commitment from point guard

Michigan hasn't let go of Trey Burke quite yet, but they've found a possible replacement just in case. The Wolverines got a verbal commitment Friday from point guard Spike Albrecht. Albrecht started his high-school career at Crown Point (Ind.) High School before transferring to Northfield (Mass.) Mount Herman HS as a senior. With Burke's future up in the air, John Beilein...

The GBW Radio Hour - 4/8/11 Edition

On this Sunday's show Sam Webb and Tom Beaver discussed the latest rumblings on Trey Burke's decision stay at Michigan or enter the NBA draft, the impact that decision will have on basketball recruiting, the significance of Spike Albrecht's commitment, football recruiting heading into the Spring game, the Adidas Invitational, and more..

Ex-Michigan PF considering Clemson

Clemson is a potential transfer destination for former Michigan power forward Evan Smotrycz.

Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Spike Albrecht commits

Spike Albrecht Michigan received a visit from 2012 point guard Michael “Spike” Albrecht this week and he pledged to become the 4th member of the Wolverine’s highly touted class. Albrecht originally hails from Crown Point Indiana, but played this past season at Mount Hermon prep school in Massachusetts. While there he broke the school’s single season assist record by dishing...
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