ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A year from now Michigan point guard Spike Albrecht will be a senior, taking the walk from the tunnel to center court along with family and friends to shake hands with John Beilein.
For Albrecht, his Michigan career has been anything but what he or anyone else could've expected. Taking the college basketball world and putting it in the palm of his hand with a 17-point first half performance in the 2013 national championship game, Spike has been a favorite ever since.
"Scary," Albecht said. "I talked about that last spring after all those guys declared. I was like, 'oh my God, now it's just me and Caris (LeVert).'
"It's just like what the hell. It's crazy. I don't know what I'm going to do after Michigan, after college so I'm just trying to live this one out as long as I can."
Fortunately for Albrecht he has a full season left to go and should have more help in 2015-16 with the return of Derrick Walton Jr. from injury, and possibly LeVert as well should he decide to return to Ann Arbor.
"Up six with 16 seconds left, it's kind of hard to lose that game," Albrecht said. "They made some incredible plays but we did some stuff that I'm sure we'd all like to take back at the end of that game.
"I look back and I don't know how the heck we lost that game but, it's basketball, crazier things have happened."
Michigan hosts Rutgers Saturday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.
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