The Notre Dame community received heartbreaking news this weekend. Former small forward Cam Biedscheid has reportedly passed away at the young age of 27.
NBA skills coach Drew Hanlen announced the news on his Instagram account, writing “Woke up to heartbreaking news this morning that Cam Biedscheid was shot and killed last night.”
Biedscheid began his college career with Notre Dame, averaging 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes per game. He then transferred to Missouri so he can be closer to home, but he left the program before ever suiting up for them because of personal matters.
Toward the end of Hanlen’s post on Instagram, he described what kind of person Biedscheid was off the court.
“Cam was not only one of the most talented basketball players I ever worked with, but he also was one of the funniest & happiest people I ever knew until the streets took him in,” Hanlen wrote. “He was a talented, hard-working kid who let his life off the court destroy his dream on the court. While I wish I wasn’t typing this, I hope this saves one of y’all from throwing your dream away by making better choices. Love you little bro”
Here’s the post from Hanlen:
Notre Dame’s athletic department hasn’t released a statement yet. Several reporters, however, sent their condolences to the Biedscheid family on social media.
Our thoughts are with the Biedscheid family during this time.