Former Michigan guard Spike Albrecht will return to Crisler Arena for the first time Saturday, and it won’t be a normal road game for the Purdue backup guard.
“It’s definitely gonna be weird, that’s for sure, but I’m also looking forward to it,” Albrecht said Thursday, according to the Detroit News. “I’ve had a lot of great memories at Michigan and in Crisler (Center), and I’m excited to get back in there and play in front of the fans and see a lot of familiar faces.”
Albrecht transferred to Purdue this season after four up-and-down years with the Wolverines. He was a Michigan hero in the 2013 NCAA Tournament but was plagued by injuries in subsequent seasons.
This season, Albrecht is averaging 1.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.8 minutes per game for the Boilermakers. He missed seven games in December with a back injury.
Michigan will hold Senior Day ceremonies Saturday before taking on Purdue, meaning Albrecht will be on hand to celebrate former teammates Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton Jr. and Mark Donnal.