NCAA Basketball: 6 teams that should target Rutgers transfer Cam Spencer
One of the more underrated impact transfers last season in NCAA Basketball was Cam Spencer, who spent three years at Loyola (Maryland) before going to Rutgers. He ended up tying for the team lead with 13.2 ppg and 3.1 apg, shooting 43% from three-point range on five attempts a game.
Spencer had five games with at least 20 points, including 23 on 6/7 shooting from deep against Northwestern, along with 22 points, eight rebounds, and five assists versus Hofstra in the NIT. He was a key piece for the program and was going to be a key returning player. However, he then made the decision to enter the transfer portal.
Where will Spencer ultimately end up? Here’s a list of six programs that could be in the mix for the Maryland native.
The Hoyas are one of a couple of “local” options that make sense for Spencer. New coach Ed Cooley has landed a few transfers but none of them are big names. Guards Jayden Epps and Rowan Brumbaugh are the ball-handlers while returning guard Jay Heath is the top scorer on the roster.
Georgetown’s only “wing” is Dontrez Styles, a transfer from North Carolina who isn’t proven yet. So they can add Spencer and play him alongside Heath for a quality scoring backcourt. He’d be arguably the best player on the roster but would they be good enough to make the NCAA Tournament?
The Hoosiers landed five-star forward prospect Mazkenzie Mgbako last week, filling up the frontcourt. He, and projected frontcourt starters, Malik Reneau and Oregon transfer Kel’el Ware, are a talented group but can’t spread the floor. So there’s a big need for a shooter someone to play at the two-spot.
Indiana has Xavier Johnson back for an extra year so all that’s left is to add to the shooting guard position to replace both Jalen Hood-Schifino and Tamar Bates. A 40% three-point shooter from the Big Ten would be the perfect final addition and good enough to make them a top-25 caliber team.