Apparently, a lot changed in little more than three hours Tuesday for former St. Louis prep basketball standout Cameron Biedscheid.
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
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.
I have not made any decision yet or talked to anybody and said I am going anywhere for sure.— Cam Biedscheid (@CamBiedscheid) January 7, 2014
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.
Just spoke to Cam Biedscheid. He was just admitted to Missouri. "It's just a good fit for me."— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) January 7, 2014
Biedscheid’s dad, however, told the Columbia Daily Tribune later Tuesday that his son had yet to decide on a school.
It seems like there's good chance ND transfer Cameron Biedscheid will be headed to #Mizzou but his dad, via text, told me he's yet to decide— Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) January 7, 2014
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.