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Report indicates IU basketball in contact with Rutgers transfer guard Cam Spencer

It’s not clear whether Indiana will gain traction, but Cam Spencer clearly fits a need on the Hoosiers’ 2023-24 roster, and they are at a minimum in contact with the Rutgers transfer shooting guard.

That’s according to a report by Adam Zagoria and Brian Fonseca for NJ Advance Media for

That report says IU is in contact with 6-foot-4 Spencer, along with a list that includes UConn, Georgetown, Kentucky, Miami and Texas.

Spencer entered the portal last week at a time when the big-time players available are dwindling.  His timing, along with elite ability as a perimeter shooter, means Spencer will have no shortage of options.  That, and noise about a pre-determined destination are enough to say this could be a major uphill battle for IU, but obviously one where it is worth giving it a go.

If you want to find a loose IU connection, Spencer’s brother Pat started alongside Miller Kopp at Northwestern in 2019-20.

Spencer led Rutgers in scoring last season, averaging 13.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field overall.  His shooting splits were impressive:  45.3 percent on twos, 43.4 percent on threes, and 89.4 percent on free throws.

The Davidsonville, Md. product added 3.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and two steals in 31.5 minutes per game for the Scarlet Knights.  His steal percentage was 44th in the country.  Spencer ranked third in 3-point efficiency in the Big Ten last year, right behind Kopp.

Spencer has one  year of eligibility remaining.  Because he entered the transfer portal after graduating, he will be eligible to play immediately next season.  He transferred to Rutgers from Loyola University Maryland.

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