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Posted on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 8:06 p.m.

Prep school point guard Spike Albrecht to visit Michigan basketball program Thursday

By Nick Baumgardner

The Michigan basketball program may be losing one point guard, but it'll reportedly be hosting a prospective floor leader this week. spoke with Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) basketball coach John Carroll Wednesday about 2012 prospect Spike Albrecht.

Carroll told the site the 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard will visit Michigan on Thursday, and hopes to attain a scholarship offer from coach John Beilein and company shortly after that.

“(The Michigan coaches) are really excited about Spike,” Carroll told the site. “We run a very similar offense to Michigan, and Spike is a wizard at it. It’s not hard to see where he would fit with Michigan. He is really good at dribble penetration and finding open shooters, and (Beilein and assistant coach Jeff Meyer) just love the way he plays.”

Albrecht currently is not rated by Carroll told UMHoops that Albrecht also has interest from Appalachian State.

Albrecht hails from Crown Point, Ind., and was AAU teammates with current Michigan signees Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III.

The news of Albrecht's visit was first reported by's Jeff Goodman earlier Wednesday, along with the news that current Michigan freshman point guard Trey Burke is expected to leave school early for the NBA draft.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 6:48 p.m.

He has familiarity with McGary and Robinson...that could be a big plus.


Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 4:19 p.m.

Yep, Michigan will be needing a new PG. Actions speak louder than words. Not much guess work IMHO.