Ex-Michigan Star Could Land In Syracuse
Former Michigan basketball player Spike Albrecht will not be playing for the Wolverines after the team ran out of room for him on the team for this upcoming season in which he is a grad student and has an extra year of eligibility after red-shirting an injury-plagued 2015-16 season. Albrecht has been looking at possible transfer options in an effort to play one last season of college hoops.
ESPN's Jeff Goodman tweeted late last night that the former Michigan walk-on had narrowed down a list of schools he's been looking to transfer to:
"Michigan grad transfer Spike Albrecht told ESPN that he's looking at Purdue, Wichita State, Indiana, Texas A&M, Syracuse, USC & Milwaukee."
The possibility of Albrecht coming to Syracuse makes a lot of sense. With the loss of Trevor Cooney to graduation, Syracuse will need to add a three point threat to their team. Albrecht is no Cooney, but he can easily be part of the solution. With Malachi Richardson entering the NBA draft (but has the option to return to school), any extra addition and experience will help next year's team.
This move would also be interesting because of what previously happened within the last year with Michigan recruits coming to Syracuse. Orange top recruit Tyus Battle committed to Michigan a year ago, before pulling back his intent to sign there and coming to Syracuse instead. Perhaps there is familiarity between both Battle and Albrecht.