Spike Albrecht will likely be best remembered for his NCAA Championship game heroics back in 2013, but he is getting one last shot at proving to be more than a one game wonder.

The former Michigan captain will reportedly transfer to Purdue to play his final college season and will be immediately eligible.

Albrecht burst onto the scene as a freshman on the biggest stage in college basketball — the NCAA Championship. When Michigan’s star guard Trey Burke got into early foul trouble against Louisville, Albrecht subbed in and immediately caught fire from behind the arc. He came into the game averaging just 1.8 points per game, but poured in 17 points before halftime.

His underdog performance was a huge topic of discussion during and after the game, and Albrecht was briefly a national celebrity. He even took time to bask in the spotlight by tweeting at supermodel Kate Upton who was at the game. Though we are still awaiting word on Albrecht’s reaction to the news of Upton’s recent engagement to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

About Ben Sieck

Ben is a recent graduate of Butler University where he served as Managing Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Butler Collegian. He currently resides in Indianapolis.