Spike Albrecht

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

Michigan is ranked 33rd in Lindy’s upcoming preseason magazine and is picked fifth in the Big Ten. Spike Albrecht is back on the floor after hip surgeries this summer while Caris LeVert is the lone senior projected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

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Big Ten’s Best: Pick and Roll Guards

The Big Ten lost several of its best ball screen players from a year ago in D’Angelo Russell, the 2nd pick in the NBA draft, Terran Petteway, who recorded a shot or an assist on an astounding 14.5 pick and rolls per game, and one of our favorite players to watch, Penn State’s DJ Newbill. Despite the high profile losses, there are still several talented returning stars as well. In our first edition of Big Ten’s Best this offseason we breakdown the conference’s top returning pick and roll players as we look ahead to 2015-16.

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Notebook: Beilein expects 2015-16 roster to be finalized ‘in a few more weeks’

“We’re jumping through hoops in some areas,” Beilein said Monday. “We still have some opportunities with scholarships for next year. (Max Bielfeldt) is exploring his options. I believe that, in a few more weeks, we should have answers to the future roster.”

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Notebook: Spike Albrecht, John Beilein discuss future at banquet

Spike Albrecht provided an update on his health after undergoing hip surgery, John Beilein discussed Michigan’s scholarship situation, Duncan Robinson will attend Camp Sanderson and Albrecht was named best-dressed at Michigan’s banquet on Wednesday evening.

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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.

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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 a second operation is very likely.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-25
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Notebook: Spike Albrecht to undergo hip surgery

John Beilein reported that Spike Albrecht will undergo hip surgery and miss the offseason. The Michigan coach also doesn’t expect any additional transfers and shared the latest on Caris LeVert.

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Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 -2
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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.

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Spike Albrecht talks emotional loss to Wisconsin
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman talk Big Ten tournament exit

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.

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Transcript: John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht discuss loss to Wisconsin

John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after Michigan’s loss to Wisconsin. Read their full comments in the transcript after the jump.

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John Beilein previews Illinois, Big Ten tournament
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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 in Ann Arbor this summer with strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson.

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Michigan State 80, Michigan 67-19
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After losing starting guards, Michigan rediscovered its ball screen offense

It took a while, but over the last month of the season Michigan finally rediscovered its ball screen offense. Even without the two players it expected to carry the load in 2014-15.

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