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Cam Spencer is Shining Bright for UConn

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If someone would have told the Cam Spencer that was a zero-star recruit committing to Loyola Maryland out of high school that he would be starting for the No.1 team in the nation this season, I am not sure Cam would have believed them. However, after years of grinding to earn his spot at the collegiate level, and two transfers, Cam Spencer is shining bright on the brightest stage.

Cam started his career with the Greyhounds of Loyola Maryland where he spent two of those three seasons coming off the bench. Spencer finally got a chance in 2021, a season in which he started every game, averaging over 18 points per contest. Cam Spencer followed those three years with a season at Rutgers, where he started every game averaging 13.2 ppg.

Finally, Cam Spencer made his way to his final collegiate destination, the UConn Huskies. For Dan Hurley and his staff, Spencer has been everything they could ask for and more. It started early with a five-game stretch of 15 points or more each game from November 14th to the 27th. From there Cam Spencer has only continued to get better.

Spencer is putting up career high numbers in nearly every scoring statistic this season. Although his 15.5 points per night is not a career high mark, this is the most talent Cam Spencer has had around him in his career, and it is showing with his efficiency numbers. The 6-4 senior guard is shooting 50.5% from the field and 46.8% from deep which are both good for career highs.

A main contributor to Spencer’s decision to transfer to UConn was his intention to play basketball at the highest level. Spencer believed that UConn would help him to grow on both sides of the floor, and so far, both sides have more than held up their end of the bargain. If Cam Spencer can continue to play the lights out hoops he has been, I expect him to skyrocket up draft boards.

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