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Update: Grad Transfer Spike Albrecht Chooses Purdue Over Syracuse, Others

Michigan graduate transfer Spike Albrecht has not visited campus and is expected to go elsewhere for his last year of eligibility.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Albrecht will play for Purdue next season, completing said lean away from Syracuse.

ORIGINAL: University of Michigan graduate transfer Spike Albrecht is expected to go somewhere other than Syracuse to use his last year of eligibility.'s Mike Waters is reporting that Albrecht did not visit SU on Sunday as was previously anticipated

Albrecht saw action in just eight games last season due to undergoing bilateral hip surgery in the summer of 2015. His junior year he averaged 7.5 points per game. 

Albrecht may have been deterred by the recent commitment of another graduate transfer, John Gillon from Colorado State, despite the fact that the Orange have enough roster spots for both of them next season. The coaches are particularly focused on recruiting the guard position, which Albrecht and Gillon both play, due to the possibility of current guard Malachi Richardson leaving for the NBA. Gillon visited Syracuse this weekend and announced his commitment Sunday.

The Orange have been pursuing big man Taurean Thompson to help fill the roster holes for next season. Thompson also visited campus this past weekend and the visit "went well" according to Head Coach Jim Boeheim Thompson's high school coach. Thompson has also been on the receiving end of a recruiting campaign launched by current Syracuse commit Matthew Moyer.

We'll know more about how the Syracuse lineup will look next season in 23 days. That's when we find out who is staying in the NBA Draft and who is returning to school. All Syracuse eyes will be focused on Richardson.