Notre Dame forward Cameron Biedscheid sits on press row prior to the first half of a NCAA college basketball game between Miami of Ohio and Notre Dame, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey talks with forward Cameron Biedscheid (1) against Cincinnati in an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Notre Dame’s Cameron Biedscheid (1) is fouled as he shoots against Brigham Young’s Ian Harward (42) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the consolation round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Former Cardinal Ritter boys basketball standout Cameron Biedscheid was shot and killed Friday night in unincorporated north St. Louis County.
A 2012 Cardinal Ritter graduate, Biedscheid, 27, was among the most talented basketball players to emerge from the area in the past 20 years.
Biedscheid was killed just before 11 p.m. in the 6800 block of Champaigne Drive, police said, the same block where he lived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
As a senior at Cardinal Ritter, the 6-foot-7 Biedscheid was named the Post-Dispatch All-Metro player of the year, Mr. Show-Me Basketball by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, Missouri’s Gatorade Player of the Year and a Parade All-American. He averaged 31.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game that season.
In three varsity seasons, Biedscheid averaged 26.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 blocks. Cardinal Ritter won the 2010 Class 3 state championship when Biedscheid was a sophomore.
Cameron Biedscheid, shown here playing for Cardinal Ritter in 2011. (Andrew Jansen | STLhighschoolsports.com)
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Biedscheid signed with Notre Dame and spent his freshman season with the Big East program, averaging 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 34 games. He redshirted to start his sophomore season, then transferred in December 2013 to the University of Missouri to play for coach Frank Haith. Biedscheid was dismissed from the Tigers by coach Kim Anderson prior to the 2014-15 season.
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