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Cam Spencer named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week



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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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  1. thevinman

    January 17, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    Kudos to Cam for a well deserved honor. I am curious about the numbers for Fletcher Layor so I can see why Cam had to share the honor with him?

    • Aaron Breitman

      January 17, 2023 at 11:57 pm

      Sorry was planning to come back to that.

      Scored a career-high 27 points in 34 minutes in a win over Nebraska with six three pointers, most by a freshman in program history
      Shot 6-12 from three-point range, setting a new freshman program record for made three-pointers.

      Purdue played one game last week.

      • thevinman

        January 18, 2023 at 4:01 am

        Thanks Aaron. That is an impressive performance but it was only one game and against a weak Nebraska team. I doubt an RU player would be given such an honor based on one game against a weak team.

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