Video: Inside Michigan’s first practice of 2015-16

Michigan opened the doors to the media for the first hour of practice on Friday afternoon and here’s a first look at some of the returning Wolverines as well as incoming German freshman Moritz Wagner. Watch 10 minutes of practice footage in the embedded media player above. More from practice: Photo Gallery: Michigan’s First Practice 2015-16 Video & Quotes: John Beilein...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht preview first practice

Aubrey Dawkins, Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht met with the media this afternoon to preview Michigan’s first practice of 2015-16. Albrecht discussed his recovery from hip surgery while the other Wolverines discussed their offseason gains and progress. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below. The post Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Derrick Walton, Caris...
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Offseason Storylines: How will Michigan leverage its depth?

Basketball season is a couple of months away and over the next few weeks we’ll run down some of the biggest storylines facing the 2015-16 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition, we discuss Michigan’s depth and how John Beilein will manage his rotation. Previously: Can Michigan’s big men step up? John Gasaway published an article at ESPN recently that named Michigan the third...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: John Beilein provides injury updates, previews rotation

Michigan has been battling injury concerns for the greater part of the last two years. The Wolverines have seen Mitch McGary, Caris LeVert, Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton and now Zak Irvin miss extended periods of time due to injury concerns. Walton and LeVert were shut down for the better part of three months after their injuries shortened their 2014-15 seasons while Spike Albrecht...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Lindy’s Sports picks Michigan fifth in Big Ten, Spike Albrecht back on the floor

If Lindy’s season preview magazine is any barometer, Michigan will enter 2015-16 with fairly modest preseason expectations. Lindy’s ranked the Wolverines 33rd in the country in its upcoming magazine and picked them fifth in the Big Ten. Maryland, Indiana, Purdue and Michigan State occupy the top four spots in the conference with Wisconsin and Ohio State right behind the Wolverines...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Spike Albrecht shooting jumpers after hip surgery

Michigan basketball fans will be happy to know that one of their key pieces for the upcoming season is looking to slowly getting back to his old self. Senior guard Spike Albrecht is back on the court just five months after having hip surgery. Albrecht shared a video of himself taking jump shots Friday evening on Instagram. That is a pretty big step to take after having hip surgery...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht Crashes Wedding Photo To Perfection

Michigan basketball’s Spike Albrecht got front and center for a wedding photo outside Crisler Arena/The Big House over the weekend. Wedding Crashers
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Luke Hancock, Mike Marra And Michigan’s Spike Albrecht Bet Dinner On CWS, Compare Rings

Louisville and Michigan face off in the College World Series today, and basketball players from the two schools are looking to put a fun wager on the game. Former Cardinal sharpshooter Mike Marra tweeted at Michigan guard Spike Albrecht to inquire about his interest. Louisville vs. Michigan baseball game right now… What’s the bet @SpikeAlbrecht?? — Mike Marra (@Mikemarra33...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Nik Stauskas visits Spike Albrecht after surgery

A former Michigan Wolverines star visited a current one in the hospital. On Wednesday night, a photo surfaced of former Michigan standout Nik Stauskas next to current Wolverines star Spike Albrecht in the hospital, after Albrecht underwent surgery on his hip. Both players were recruited in the same class, so it is great to see the bond is still there. Had to visit my boy...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Michigan Star Nik Stauskas Visited Spike Albrecht After Wolverines’ Guard Had Surgery

Spike Albrecht underwent surgery on one of his hips for the second time this offseason. In early April, the Michigan guard had surgery on his right hip. The left hip has now been taken care of.  Following his procedure, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound guard was visited by one of his former teammates: Nik Stauskas.  The Sacramento Kings’ sharpshooter posted a photo with Albrecht earlier...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Spike Albrecht Expected Back for Fall Practice Following Surgery

Michigan Wolverines point guard Spike Albrecht is expected to be ready for fall practice after undergoing surgery, according to head coach John Beilein. Speaking to Brendan F. Quinn of MLive Media Group, Beilein also stated that Albrecht was expected to make a “full recovery.” Beilein says Spike Albrecht (hip surgery) is expected to make a full recovery and be back for fall...
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April 27, 2015  |  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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April 16, 2015  |  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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April 15, 2015  |  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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April 09, 2015  |  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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April 08, 2015  |  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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April 08, 2015  |  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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April 08, 2015  |  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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April 08, 2015  |  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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April 06, 2015  |  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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March 31, 2015  |  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
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