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Spike Albrecht will transfer to Purdue

Matt Painter and Purdue picked up graduate transfer Spike Albrecht on Tuesday.

Michigan graduate transfer Spike Albrecht told Scout he will transfer to Purdue.

"I chose Purdue because I really respect coach Painter and what he's all about," Albrecht said. "On my visit the guys welcomed me with open arms so I could tell they have a great culture in place. They also have a great masters program and the fact that Purdue is an hour from home was the icing on the cake."

Albrecht, a native of Crown Point, Ind., picked Matt Painter and Purdue over a host of interested parties, including Syracuse, Indiana, USC, Milwaukee, Wichita State and Texas A&M.

"I cancelled my visits to Syracuse and IU because I knew I wanted to go to Purdue," he added.

As a junior Albrecht averaged 7.5 points and 3.9 assists a game. Coming off his best season, Albrecht had a pair of hip surgeries, which hindered him heading into his senior year.

The 5-foot-11 point guard then played in nine games at the beginning of this past season, but left the team to recover from the injuries.

Albrecht will be eligible to play for Purdue immediately. 

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