Michigan freshman Spike Albrecht had the best 20 minutes of his life in the first half of the national championship game against Louisville.
He scored 17 points on 6-7 shooting, and outplayed the guy in front of him on the depth chart, consensus player of the year Trey Burke.
It was unreal.
His career high in a game coming into the game was 7 points. He had 19 games this season where he didn’t score at all.
Spike is 5’10” and 170 pounds. Coming out of high school last year, he was only offered a scholarship by one other Division I program — Appalachian State.
A Michigan assistant coach first noticed him at a high school game in Massachusetts when he score 23 points.
According Mick McCabe the Detroit Free Press, Michigan offered him a scholarship because they were afraid Burke would go to the NBA and they had a dearth of point guards.
After deciding to offer Albrecht, [Michigan coach John] Beilein told Carroll: “I love this kid. I’m either in a lot of trouble or I’m going to be a genius.”
Albrecht just scored 17 points in a half in the national championship. He’s a genius.
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