Former Irish swingman Cam Biedscheid out at Missouri

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Former Notre Dame swingman Cameron Biedscheid saw his basketball career at Missouri end before it ever really started.

Biedscheid, who spent one season at Notre Dame before transferring closer to home last December, has been dismissed from the Missouri basketball team according to first-year Tigers coach Kim Anderson.

“Cameron will no longer be a member of our basketball program as he attends to a personal matter,” Anderson said Tuesday in a statement released by the university. “We wish him and his family all the best and hope everyone will respect their privacy during this period of time.”

Biedscheid was expected to become eligible for Missouri at the end of the fall semester, though published reports indicated that the school sought a waiver from the NCAA to have Biedscheid play at the start of the season.

Tuesday’s news was just another chapter in the strange saga of Biedscheid, who was a Top 30 talent coming out of high school in St. Louis.

Known as a knock-down shooter at Cardinal Ritter Prep, Biedscheid struggled to consistently make shots in his one full season at Notre Dame. Appearing in 34 games during the 2012-13 season, Biedscheid shot 35.6 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from 3 while averaging 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.

After scoring 14 points in a career-high 50 minutes in the five-overtime home victory over Louisville, Biedscheid finished 3-of-28 from 3 his final 10 games at Notre Dame. That included serving a one-game suspension in the 2012-13 regular-season finale at Louisville after he was ejected for fighting with St. John’s swingman Sir’Dominic Pointer.

Biedscheid shot 1-for-17 from the floor, 1-of-13 from 3 over four games of the 2013 postseason.

Biedscheid decided to sit out the 2013-14 season to preserve a year of eligibility, and insisted transferring from Notre Dame was not part of the process. He then announced in late-December that he would transfer to Missouri and play for coach Frank Haith.

Biedscheid was one of seven transfers to join Missouri during Haith’s final three seasons. Haith left for Tulsa in the spring.

--Tom Noie

Once a highly-touted prospect out of St. Louis, former Notre Dame guard Cameron Biedscheid has left the Missouri basketball team for a "personal matter."SBT File Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN