Cam Spencer – 6’4 Guard – UConn Huskies
Cam Spencer is the lone acquisition for the UConn Huskies out of the transfer portal following their deep run to a National Championship this past season. Spencer joins the Big East after spending the past season in the Big Ten as a member of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Spencer has already made quite the journey on the college basketball scene, spending 2019-22 with Loyola (MD) Greyhounds in the Patriot League before joining Rutgers this past season.
As a member of the Greyhounds, Spencer climbed the radar as a two-way menace, knocking down perimeter shots and defending at a high level. He earned first-team All-Patriot League honors after putting up 18.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.2 apg and 2.3 spg on 35.3 percent shooting from deep and 46.8 percent shooting from the field in 2021-22.
This past season with Rutgers, he shot a career-high 43.4 percent from behind the arc while averaging 13.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.1 apg and 2.0 spg across 34 appearances, all starts. He knocked down a career-high 72 3-pointers, finishing fifth in the Big Ten. His defensive rating of 92.4 ranked him third in the conference while his offensive rating of 121.5 ranked him fifth in the conference.
His numbers in a power conference remained unchanged outside a slight dip in scoring but with a bigger role on the horizon, that could change. He’s an impressive backcourt presence that knows how to make an impact on both ends of the floor and can play a ton of minutes.
He won’t replace everything that Jordan Hawkins was, but he’ll certainly fill the void left by the departure of sharpshooter, Nahiem Alleyne. Tristen Newton, Alex Karaban and Donovan Clingan aren’t a bad trio to work off of on the flipside, as they look to develop and make another run in this year’s NCAA Tournament to another title.