Notre Dame transfer Cameron Biedscheid has left the Missouri basketball program before even stepping on the court.
“Cameron will no longer be a member of our basketball program as he attends to personal matters,” said Missouri head coach Kim Anderson. “We wish him and his family all the best and hope everyone will respect their privacy during this period of time.”
Biedscheid, a 6-foot-7 swingman, never really put all the pieces together when he was at Notre Dame. The former top 50 recruit averaged only 6.2 points during his freshman year in South Bend.
With Biedscheid’s exit, that makes three players since the hiring of Kim Anderson that have left the program. Guard Shane Rector transferred out in May and forward Torren Jones was dismissed in August for undisclosed reasons.
Kim Anderson has also suspended incoming freshmen D’Angelo Allen and Jakeenan Grant after being arrested on suspicion of assault. The two players were reinstated after a two-week suspension.
The loss of Biedscheid adds to the struggles the Tigers are going to experience this season on offense as they have lost their top three scorers from last year. Biedscheid was expected to help fill that scoring void, left behind by the transferring Rector as well as Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson, who left for the NBA.
Now it becomes unclear and unpredictable who will start on the wing. One candidate to watch is Deuce Bello, a Baylor transfer who is eligible this year and offers serious athleticism and the ability to get to the rim. Behind him on the chart is incoming Top 100 recruit Namon Wright, who will likely compete for the chance to run alongside point guard Wes Clark as well.
Missouri starts their season with an exhibition game against William Jewell on October 29th.
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