Spike a possible grad transfer in '16/'17?

Spike a possible grad transfer in '16/'17?

Submitted by readyourguard on December 21st, 2015 at 9:47 PM
This story in the Chicago Tribune makes it sound like Spike plans on rehabbing this year then tranferring to play out his eligibility. His father is quoted in the article: "Based on what the doctors have told us," said Spike's dad, Charles Albrecht, "I think he'll play." I don't want to live in a world where Spike plays college basketball someplace other than Ann Arbor. Say, it ain't so, Spike. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/sports/ct-ptb-mike-h…

Spike eligible for redshirt and 5th year

Spike eligible for redshirt and 5th year

Submitted by StephenRKass on December 18th, 2015 at 6:35 PM

According to the News, Spike Albrecht is eligible for a redshirt this year, and a 5th year in the 2016 - 2017 season, if he and Beilein mutually desire.

LINK:  So you're saying there's a chance?

This tidbit is buried well below the lede, which focuses on incoming recruits Xavier Simpson and Austin Davis.

Beilein continues to leave the door slightly cracked for a possible return. Albrecht, who had two hip surgeries this spring, remains on scholarship and could actually get another year of eligibility — because he remains just under the 30-percent threshold of games played this season. "I don't think he plans on that," Beilein said. "That's gonna be up to Spike." There's been no actual discussion yet between the two. If UM were to get Albrecht on the floor for even a second on Senior Day, March 5, against Iowa at Crisler Center, he would burn that extra year of eligibility.

It's an intriguing thought. Don't know what Spike has in mind. But if I felt better after rehab, the team was trending up, Beilein would allow it and there was room, and I had another free year of classes, room and board, etc., it'd be very tempting. Unless Spike has grad school lined up, or a clear job path, this looks like a great opportunity. We'll see.

MBB vs. Northern Kentucky Full Game

MBB vs. Northern Kentucky Full Game

Submitted by goblue16 on December 16th, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Full game is up for those who missed it. Take aways from the game: Walton is back and looks healthy. Donnal is not soo bad he had a nice game probably best of his career. Beilein continues to find and DEVELOP players that nobody else even looks at in Caris Levert and Duncan Robison. Caris scored his 1000th career pt at Michigan and became only 4th player with a triple double in Michigan histroy. 2 of those players have now played for Beilein. Duncan is playing his first season as a D1 player and he is second on the team in pts/game with 12.4!! Enjoy GO BLUE!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Q-SP2wPdM

Also posted the delaware state game for those who missed it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNR793iV64c

Bo Ryan Retirement - Presser

Bo Ryan Retirement - Presser

Submitted by MGoBender on December 16th, 2015 at 10:57 AM

This is worth its own thread, I think.  Bo Ryan's presser from last night - it's worth 10 minutes of your time. 

In it, he describes what many in the other thread have speculated at: He anticipated retiring after last season, but because of his assistant's dad's cancer, he put it off.  Ryan and Alvarez decided that thend of the semester would be an apporpriate time to make the change, so this isn't out of nowhere - they just kept a lid on it.

I think we all had our moments of hate with Bo Ryan - I myself tossed a few unsurly words his way as a Maize Rager - but that was a hate born out of respect more than any other fan hate I can think of.  We hated that he took a bunch of "less talented" players and made them a better team.  And, well, he did look like an alien.

Kudos to a great career - your replacement won't be nearly as fun to hate.

http://www.btn2go.com/video/bo-ryan-announces-his-retirement

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Inside Michigan Basketball Episodes 1/2

Inside Michigan Basketball Episodes 1/2

Submitted by goblue16 on December 16th, 2015 at 3:05 AM

Covers the nonconference portion of the schedule thus far. Also covers the women's games and a little bit of hockey in the first episode. Spike was featured in the second episode near the end. Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epkQLDGkmGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBpc_3j6Vx8

Xavier Simpson goes for 59 points in a single game!

Xavier Simpson goes for 59 points in a single game!

Submitted by MichiganMan14 on December 15th, 2015 at 10:18 PM
Simpson and Lima Senior beat Fremont Ross Dec. 15 night behind Simpson's school record 59 points. He also dished eight assists in the win. Lima Senior mounted a furious rally to beat Toledo St. John's in the team's Dec. 8 opener. Lima trailed by 17 in the third quarter despite Simpson's outstanding play - he finished with 26 points in a 67-66 win. Looks like we have a gem on the way to Ann Arbor! Getting more and more excited about this kid. He will need to be ready next year and looks like he's well on his way! Lots of minutes to be had. Go Blue!