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Report Card 2015: Caris LeVert

Previously: Zak Irvin Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman Michigan guard Caris LeVert is coming back for his senior year and suddenly the Wolverine roster looks very capable of competing in a Big Ten conference that seems to improve by the day. LeVert’s junior season never quite lived up to expectations. He showed signs of rust with his jumpshot...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caris LeVert And Michigan Coach Bacari Alexander Share Funny Conversation About Recruiting Rankings

In what has become a staple of Bacari Alexander’s Twitter game – his BA Twitter Blitz’s – the Michigan assistant coach tweeted about the star rankings of Zak Irvin, LeVert, Spike Albrecht and Derrick Walton before they arrived in Ann Arbor. When you look at this image below you see 4 players that NOBODY thought could develop into […] The post Caris LeVert And Michigan...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Spike Albrecht, John Beilein discuss future at banquet

Spike Albrecht won numerous awards Wednesday night during Michigan’s annual awards banquet, but the junior didn’t walk on stage to give a speech or even stand for recognition. The guard, who underwent right hip surgery on April 8, spent most of the evening seated, or hobbling around the Crisler Center floor with a brace providing support to his midsection and leg. “I’m feeling...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht, Zak Irvin share MVP honors at team banquet

Michigan handed out its team awards at the annual Michigan basketball banquet this evening. Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin shared the Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player award while Aubrey Dawkins earned Most Improved Player. Below you can read the full list of awards: Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player: Spike Albrecht / Zak Irvin Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive player: Zak Irvin Travis...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Zak Irvin

Previously: Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman For months, Michigan fans wondered when Zak Irvin would make the leap so many expected of him entering his sophomore campaign. It took until the final weeks of the season to arrive, but the improvements were dramatic. Over the the team’s final six games, Irvin averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Previously: Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins There was a point in the first half of Michigan’s game against Michigan State at the Breslin Center when a Spartan fan, bewildered by the player torching his team’s defense, stood up after yet another made basket and yelled at no one in particular: Who on earth is that!? The “who” was Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht Seems To Be In Good Spirits While At The Hospital For Surgery

Michigan guard Spike Albrecht will miss the next four to five months after undergoing hip surgery today. While that stint off the court may be a big setback for him ahead of his senior season, but based on a photo taken by his Wolverine co-captain, he looked to be in good spirits at the hospital this afternoon. Prayers go up for my little brother Spizzy! Hope the surgery...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan G Albrecht has hip surgery, faces 4-5 months of rehab

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan guard Spike Albrecht faces 4 to 5 months of rehab after having surgery on his right hip. The Wolverines announced Wednesday that Albrecht had the operation at University of Michigan hospital. He may consider a similar procedure on his left hip later in the offseason. Coach John Beilein says Albrecht played through pain in both hips this past season. Albrecht...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan's Albrecht faces lengthy rehab after hip surgery

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan guard Spike Albrecht faces 4 to 5 months of rehab after having surgery on his right hip. The Wolverines announced Wednesday that Albrecht had the operation at University of Michigan hospital. He may consider a similar procedure on his left hip later in the offseason. Coach John Beilein says Albrecht played through pain in both hips this past season...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan's Albrecht has hip surgery, faces 4-5 month rehab

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan guard Spike Albrecht faces 4 to 5 months of rehab after having surgery on his right hip. The Wolverines announced Wednesday that Albrecht had the operation at University of Michigan hospital. He may consider a similar procedure on his left hip later in the offseason. Coach John Beilein says Albrecht played through pain in both hips this past season...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht out 4-5 months following hip surgery

Junior guard Spike Albrecht is out 4-5 months following a procedure on his right hip, Michigan announced Wednesday morning. An additional surgery may be necessary later in the offseason, and MLive reports the second operation is very likely. Here is the press release in its entirety: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Spike Albrecht to undergo hip surgery

John Beilein spoke to reporters, including MLive’s Brendan Quinn, at the United States Basketball Writers Association Luncheon in Indianapolis. Beilein was at the event to honor Austin Hatch, who received the USBWA’s Most Courageous Award. The Michigan head coach also reported that Spike Albrecht would be undergoing hip surgery, a procedure which will affect both hips, shortly...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Aubrey Dawkins

Previously: Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle Aubrey Dawkins was the final member of Michigan’s 2014-15 recruiting class, but the Wolverines benefited greatly from the forward’s contributions this winter. The Palo Alto, California native didn’t make his first start until Jan. 20, but he proceeded to play 30-plus minutes on 10 occasions as he quickly became an integral member of the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Ricky Doyle

Previously: Spike Albrecht Freshman center Ricky Doyle quickly became one of the biggest surprises of the early part of Michigan’s season, scoring in double-digits five times before January. His 10 points against Oregon set the bar high early on and it took him ten games to earn the starting spot at the center position, a role that he held for the next 19 games. But the freshman...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Spike Albrecht

During Big Ten Media Day in October, Spike Albrecht seemed content with being Michigan’s most experienced backup. But his role changed quickly, as injuries to Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton made the junior the team’s only healthy veteran in the backcourt. Albrecht made 18 starts and played in 31 games, averaging 7.5 points and 3.9 assists. And it was his distribution that quickly...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan’s disappointing season lays foundation for ‘brilliant future’

Soon after Michigan had learned of its fate at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, John Beilein sent a group text message to his team about the disappointing news: The Wolverines hadn’t been selected to the NIT, and their season was over. Spike Albrecht was one of the first to reply. “I wish next year was here tomorrow,” the guard wrote back. The consensus from Michigan’s players following...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht Has Great Message About UM’s Season Ending

Michigan’s bid for a spot in the NIT was unsuccessful Sunday evening, meaning their 2014-15 season is now finished. Spike Albrecht had a great reply to a John Beilein mass text message let his team know that they weren’t making a post-season tournament. Coach sent a mass text to players. @SpikeAlbrecht replied "I wish next season […] The post Spike Albrecht Has Great Message...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

A loss to Wisconsin on Friday afternoon in the third round of the Big Ten tournament keeps Michigan squarely on the NIT bubble. In Five Key Plays, we take a closer look at the Wolverines’ near-upset, which ultimately ended in an 11-point defeat. 1) Spike Albrecht gets hot out of the gate Michigan surprised the Badgers early, jumping to a 13-9 lead and forcing them to call timeout...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman talk Big Ten tournament exit

CHICAGO, Ill. — Michigan’s locker room was open following the team’s 71-60 loss to Wisconsin in the third round of the Big Ten tournament. Spike Albrecht discussed the emotional defeat, while Muhammad Ali-Abdur-Rahkman and Max Bielfeldt talked about the Wolverines’ desire to continue their season in the NIT. The post Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Muhammad-Ali...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan G Spike Albrecht Thanks Wolverines’ Fan With Heartfelt Tweet Following B1G Tourney Loss

The Michigan men’s basketball team’s season might have come to an end today, as the Wolverines fell in the Big Ten Tournament to Wisconsin, 71-60.  John Beilein’s squad, 16-16, 8-10 in the Big Ten, is surely not an NCAA Tournament team, and a berth into the NIT seems questionable, too. The Michigan coach said following the loss to the Badgers that they’re not interested...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois

Michigan cruised to a 73-55 win over Illinois on Thursday afternoon, dominating in virtually every facet to secure a berth in the third round of the Big Ten tournament. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments of the 18-point blowout, which again showcased the Wolverines’ improvements this season. 1. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman boosts Michigan’s hot start Michigan...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Aubrey Dawkins and Zak Irvin talk win over Illinois

Nearly everything was clicking for Michigan on Thursday afternoon during its 73-55 blowout over Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. The Wolverines’ locker room was open after the win, and several players discussed the team’s impressive showing. Spike Albrecht talked about his circus behind-the-back pass, Aubrey Dawkins spoke on the nickname “Auto” following...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Spike Albrecht Threw An Awesome No-Look Over The Shoulder Pass For A Dunk In Michigan’s Win Over Illinois

Michigan scored a nice 73-55 Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois this afternoon, effectively ending the Illini’s NCAA Tournament chances. Guard Spike Albrecht, who is no stranger to post-season heroics, played 39 minutes for the Wolverines, scoring eight points and dishing out five assists. No play was prettier than this pass in the lane, with Albrecht whipped behind his head...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball stays alive with impressive victory against Illinois

Aubrey Dawkins Michigan basketball is still alive and fighting in the Big 10 tournament after an impressive routing of the fighting Illini. The Wolverines won 73-55 but led against the Illini by double digits the entire second half. The Wolverines looked impressive from start to finish and were led by stellar performances from the Michigan guards. Playing once again without starting...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht, Aubrey Dawkins and Max Bielfeldt preview Big Ten tournament

John Beilein and a trio of players met with media Tuesday to preview Michigan’s Big Ten tournament slate. The Wolverines open Thursday against Illinois at noon, and the winner faces top-seeded Wisconsin the following afternoon. Beilein, Max Bielfeldt and Spike Albrecht discussed Michigan’s preparations for the postseason, while Aubrey Dawkins revealed his intentions to stay...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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