The Michigan Player Who's Dominating The National Title Game Only Got One Other Scholarship Offer Coming Out Of High School

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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

From McCabe:

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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