University of Missouri

Notre Dame transfer Cameron Biedscheid reportedly headed to Missouri

Updated: 2014-01-07T23:55:37Z

By TOD PALMER

The Kansas City Star

Apparently, a lot changed in little more than three hours Tuesday for former St. Louis prep basketball standout Cameron Biedscheid.

Biedscheid, a 6-foot-7 small forward who played at Cardinal Ritter, announced last month he planned to transfer from Notre Dame.

Shortly before 1 p.m., Biedscheid, who averaged 31.7 points per game as a high school senior and was ranked as the No. 28 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, indicated on Twitter that he hadn’t made a decision.

However, shortly after 4 p.m., Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels said he had talked to Biedscheid, indicating the former Fighting Irish sophomore had enrolled at Missouri.

Biedscheid’s dad, however, told the Columbia Daily Tribune later Tuesday that his son had yet to decide on a school.

No. 21 Missouri, 12-1, has a scholarship available after Stefan Jankovic’s recently left the program and transferred to Hawaii.

Biedscheid appeared in 34 games and averaged 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds last season at Notre Dame, but he elected to redshirt this season before opting to transfer.

He visited Missouri last week, but there was no confirmation Tuesday night from the Tigers that Biedscheid had enrolled.

The Tigers, of course, have had plenty of success with transfers under coach Frank Haith.

In fact, Missouri’s entire starting backcourt — senior Earnest Ross (Auburn) and juniors Jordan Clarkson (Tulsa) and Jabari Brown (Oregon) — joined the program as transfers.

Former guard Keion Bell (Pepperdine) and former center Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut) were also transfers along with current Tigers Deuce Bello (Baylor) and Zach Price (Louisville). Both Bello and Price become eligible next season.

Missouri has already signed two freshmen Jakeenan Gant, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Springfield, Ga., and Namon Wright, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Los Angeles, who replace Missouri’s outgoing seniors, Ross and senior forward Tony Criswell.

If Biedscheid, who would be eligible at semester in the 2014-15 much like Brown last season, lands in Columbia, he would eat up the scholarship spot vacated by Jankovic.

Of course, Clarkson and perhaps even Brown are candidates to leave early for the NBA, so the roster shuffling might not be done.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/todpalmer.

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