Rutgers guard Cam Spencer was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday by the conference. He shares the award with Purdue’s Fletcher Loyer. Spencer joins Geo Baker, who won it twice, as the only Scarlet Knights to ever win this conference honor since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014.
In wins over Northwestern and Ohio State, Spencer averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.5 steals. He shot 12 of 27 from the floor (44.4%), 8 of 14 from three-point range (57.1%), and 12 of 14 from the foul line (85.7%).
In the win over Northwestern, Spencer made six three-pointers including the game winning shot in the closing seconds. Against Ohio State, Spencer was the first Big Ten player since 2010 to have at least 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and one or fewer turnovers in a game.
Spencer became the first Rutgers player to have back to back 20+ point games in Big Ten play since Ron Harper Jr. did it against Maryland and Illinois in December 2020.
For the season, Spencer is leading Rutgers in averaging 13.9 points, 3.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.8 steals. He is shooting 47.4% from the floor, 46.7% from three-point range and 93.7% from the foul line. Spencer is challenging to break the program single season record for both three-point shooting percentage and free throw shooting percentage. He has scored in double digits in six of the seven Big Ten games he’s played in so far.
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