Former St. Louis High School Basketball Star Shot to Death in His Neighborhood 

By: ShaCamree Gowdy

A former St. Louis, Mo. boys’ basketball star was shot and killed in his hometown Friday night. 

Cameron Biedscheid, 27, was pronounced dead on scene in the area he lived in just before 11 p.m., per David Kvidahl and Nick Robertson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. 

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A 2012 Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School graduate, Biedscheid was top 50 in the country and No. 1 in Missouri. He was named 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. 

Biedscheid committed to Notre Dame and played with the Fighting Irish his freshman year of college. In December 2013, he signed with the University of Missouri under coach Frank Haith, where he was dismissed before the 2014-2015 season. 

He went on to play briefly for Jacksonville State, Louisiana State University-Shreveport and Harris-Stowe. 

The Cardinal Ritter College Prep family expressed their condolences for Biedscheid’s death in a statement and offered prayers to his family, friends, and loved ones. 

“Though he was more well known for his athletic prowess on the basketball court, Cam was an equally stellar student,” Retired Cardinal Ritter Principal Michael Blackshear said, adding that Biedscheid was an honor student who took all AP courses. “He was adored as a student by his fellow classmates and teachers.” 

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It’s unclear if police have any suspects in the shooting at this time. 

If you or someone you know is struggling from trauma triggered by this story, resources are available here.

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