Notre Dame transfer Cameron Biedscheid has started practicing at Missouri.
Biedscheid, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Cardinal Ritter in St. Louis, enrolled at Missouri for the spring semester after leaving the Fighting Irish midway through a redshirt season.
“Every practice has got to be a game for him,” coach Frank Haith said. “We’ve got to get him to the point where he’s comfortable going out there and going against our guys. He’s working towards that, and he’s not quite there yet.”
Biedscheid, who averaged 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 34 games at Notre Dame last year, will be eligible to play for the Tigers after the 2014 fall semester is completed unless he is granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA. He will be a sophomore by eligibility.
“He’s got to have a lot of time with (men’s basketball director of athletic performance) Todor Pandov,” Haith said. “We need him to get in the weight room and get stronger, so he’s got a year to really work at that. I think you’ll see him grow as a player, because of him going against the likes of a Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross — some pretty good players.”
As a senior at Cardinal Ritter, Biedscheid poured in 31.7 points per game with 9.6 rebounds. He was the Missouri Gatorade player of the year in 2012 and was ranked as the No. 28 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.