Report: Biedscheid to transfer

Already without leading scorer and distributor Jerian Grant for the second semester basketball season, a source close to indicates Notre Dame will have to proceed without sophomore Cameron Biedscheid, a sophomore that had not yet played in the fall and had planned to redshirt in 2013-14 to preserve a season of athletic eligibility.

When Irish senior combo guard Jerian Grant announced Sunday his 2013-14 season had been truncated due to "an academic matter that I did not handle properly," team observers wondered if planned-sophomore redshirt Cameron Biedscheid would reconsider his situation and join the game night frays this winter.

It appears he won't, and unlike Grant, Biedscheid doesn't plan on being in an Irish uniform next season, either. Two sources close to today reavealed the sophomore intends to transfer from the University.

The former four-star prospect per averaged 6.2 points per game as a true freshman in the 2012-13 season, playing 34 game as a reserve swingman. He peaked in early February, winning Big East Rookie of the Week honors due largely to a 5 for 7 shooting effort from beyond the arc in a 65-60 win over Villanova.

Biedscheid made an impact in college basketball's Game of the Year as well, hitting a clutch three-point shot to send a February 9 contest between Notre Dame and Louisville into triple overtime. The irish prevailed after five extra sessions, winning 105-101. It was the Cardinals last loss en route to the 2013 NCAA Championship.

A gifted scorer in high school, Biedscheid struggled thereafter, remarkably missing 37 of his final 44 three-point attempts on the season including 14 of his final 15.

"I don't feel I'm just a shooter. That's just the role I was in to help the team win," Biedscheid told on Media Day 2013 regarding the outside perception of his game as a freshman. "I feel I can be a well-rounded offensive player."

Biedschied won Mr. Show-Me Basketball honors as the top player in the state of Missouri in 2011-12, averaging more than 31 points and nine rebounds per game as prep senior.

Slightly built at 6'7" 186 pounds, Biedscheid struggled to matchup with Big East small forwards defensively in his initial season. After a late-game fight with St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer in the Irish home finale, Biedscheid was suspended for the team's rematch at Louisville to conclude the regular season, a 73-57 Irish loss.

The freshman played a combined 50 minutes during Notre Dame's three-game Big East and one-and-done NCAA Tournament outings, scoring five points on 1 of 17 shooting and splitting four free throws.

Said head coach Mike Brey of Biedscheid prior to the season, "Cam's had a really good summer, and he needed to have a big summer. He's made progress, he's gotten stronger. I think with Cam, it's always been, 'Are you easy to play with? Are you easier to play with?'

"Knowing what a good shot is and having more of a defensive presence. All improvement in those areas. But when you look at the perimeter guys we've got, you got a dogfight when you're looking for minutes when you talk about the three starters, there's a lot of potential there with some of the young guys."

Initial reports indicated Biedscheid will first consider St. Louis or Missouri among transfer opportunities. Top Stories