Camren Wynter, who was a key player in helping Penn State earn a bid to the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, has been named Special Assistant to Temple Men’s Basketball Head Coach Adam Fisher.
“I am extremely excited to have Cam Wynter join our Temple Basketball family,” said Fisher. “Cam is someone that is very special to my family and me, and I am thrilled that he gets to start his coaching career on our staff! Cam brings big time playing experience having played four years at Drexel, and his last season at Penn State. Cam was a leader on two teams that made the NCAA Tournament. I know that our student-athletes will have a great role model and positive influence every day with Cam. I can’t wait for our student-athletes, alumni, and fans to interact with him and see why he’s an up-and-coming superstar in the coaching profession.”
“I’m excited to get back to Philadelphia and work for one of my mentors in Coach Fisher,” said Wynter. “We spent a lot of time together this past year on and off the court. He’s given me a great opportunity to be a valuable asset to the coaching staff. Temple is a university with great academics and an amazing basketball history. I can’t wait to get to work with Coach Fisher, the staff, the community, and be a part of this historic basketball program.”
Wynter, who played just one season at Penn State after transferring from Drexel, played in all 37 games during the 2022-23 season, making 33 starts. The Hempstead, N.Y. native averaged 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting a career-best 47.7 from the field. He was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions earn an at-large berth to the NCAAs as he made back-to-back game-winning shots in final two regular season contests. He also earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for his last second heroics.
The recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Wynter tallied double figures 15 times on the season with a season-high 26 at Clemson (Nov. 29). He also led Penn State in scoring in its second round NCAA Tournament game against Texas, scoring 16 points in a tough 71-66 loss to the second-seeded and fifth-ranked Longhorns.
Prior to his arrival at Penn State, Wynter had a standout career at Drexel. The three-year team captain was a three-time All-CAA pick, the 2021 CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, the 2019 CAA Rookie of the Year, and four-time team MVP. He averaged double figures in points in all four seasons while compiling 1,657 points, 577 assists and 493 rebounds. His 577 assists rank third in Drexel history, his 1,657 points rank sixth and his 140 steals are good for eighth all-time in the Dragon record books.
Including his totals at Penn State, Wynter is one of nine Division I players since the 1992-93 season (30 years) to have accumulated 1,900+ career points (1,988), 600+ career assists (651) and 600+ career rebounds (601). He also made 160 career steals.