Former Michigan guard Spike Albrecht is planning a visit to Wichita State, according to MLive Media Group of Michigan.
Albrecht, a 5-foot-11 point guard, is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately. He played three full seasons and then eight games in 2015-16 in before a hip injury ended his season.
He visited Purdue earlier this week and is also planning a visit to Syracuse, MLive.com reported. Indiana, Texas A&M, Southern California and Milwaukee are also in the picture. According to MLive’s Brendan F. Quinn, WSU coaches visited with Albrecht on Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Albrecht, from Crown Point, Ind., averaged 3.9 points in 115 career games, 19 as a starter. He scored 17 points in the 2013 Final Four against Louisville and was named to the All-Tournament team. In 2014-15, he started 18 games and averaged 7.5 points and 3.9 assists.
WSU needs a point guard for next season after the departure of seniors Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker. The Shockers return guards Conner Frankamp and Landry Shamet and will add junior-college transfer Daishon Smith and freshman Austin Reaves. Frankamp played in 28 games, rarely at point guard. Shamet played in three games before a foot injury ended his season.
Reaves signed with WSU earlier this month, bringing the program to the NCAA limit of 13 scholarships.
Title on tap — WSU’s women’s tennis team can clinch its eighth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference title on Saturday with matches against Evansville and Southern Illinois at Coleman Tennis Complex.
The Shockers (22-3, 5-0 MVC) play Evansville (8-17, 0-5) at 9 a.m and second-place SIU (13-9, 5-0) at 1 p.m. A win over SIU assures the Shockers at least a share of the regular-season title.
Sophomore Giulia Guidetti needs one win to earn WSU’s single-season record. She is 34-5 and tied with Sandy Sadler, who went 34-11 in 1983-84.
First place available — WSU’s softball team travels to first-place Drake for a three-game series and can leave as the MVC leader or co-leader.
The Shockers (25-18, 11-5) are tied with Northern Iowa for second place, one game behind Drake (24-18, 12-4). UNI, which swept Drake in a doubleheader Tuesday, plays host to Missouri State this weekend.
WSU takes a four-game winning streak into the series, which begins with a noon doubleheader on Saturday. The series concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday.