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Cam Spencer transfers to UConn



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Per Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night, former Rutgers guard Cam Spencer is transferring to UConn. It was originally reported by Goodman that Spencer was set to visit UCLA, Oklahoma, Miami and UConn. However, it appears that things changed and he only visited Miami and UConn. The Hurricanes are coming off of a Final Four team while Danny Hurley led the Huskies to a national championship. While NIL was the motivating factor for Spencer in leaving Rutgers, obviously playing for a national title was also an enticing opportunity.

The 6’4” shooter earned a place in the record books in multiple categories for a single season in his lone year for RU. He tied for the fifth highest single season three-point shooting percentage ever for RU at 43.4%. Spencer also produced the fifth best free throw shooting percentage in a single season at 89.4%. Per KenPom, Spencer was 23rd nationally in free throw shooting percentage and 44th in three-point shooting percentage. He also swiped the sixth most steals (69) in a season in program history.

In regard to last season’s Rutgers team, Spencer led RU in minutes played (1074). He was third in minutes per game (31.6). He tied Cliff Omoruyi for scoring average at 13.2 points per game, but fell one point short for the team lead with 448 points. In addition to being second in steals, he was also second in assists behind Paul Mulcahy in averaging 3.1 per game. Lastly, Cam was also second to Mulcahy with a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Spencer is the fourth player from last season’s Rutgers team to transfer to another school. Previously, Dean Reiber transferred to Charlotte, Oskar Palmquist transferred to Elon and Jalen Miller transferred to Oral Roberts.

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  1. thevinman

    June 7, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I assume his playing time will decline at UCONN. Now I have extra incentive to root against them.

  2. RUinChiTown

    June 7, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Cam who?

  3. pj43

    June 7, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    If all works out well, Spencer will get a decent amount of playing time while making his NIL $ and Rutgers will do just fine without him with its current roster(and possibly PM added). Perhaps UCONN can meet up with RU in the NCAA Tournament and everyone will be happy!

  4. BataliBoli98

    June 7, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Agreed with PJ43. While I am really disappointed that Cam chose to leave, I thank him for an outstanding season and for a few wins that they certainly would not have had if he were not on the team. I am not saying that it’s an easy decision but let’s say your child already had his degree and had one year left to make money off of hoops would you advise him away from a lucrative NIL deal while also having the chance to play for a title? The fact is that Cam leaving for the money will hopefully make RU realize that they have to get creative and build up their war chest.

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