It’s been a busy summer for Cameron Biedscheid.
The 2012 Notre Dame verbal commitment has been around the country playing hoops.
“I’ve been having fun,” he said. “I went to NBA Top 100, Kevin Durant Skills Academy, LeBron James Skills Academy and I just got invited to the Nike Global Challenge in Portland.”
Biedscheid played with former Irish target Gabe York at the NBA Top 100 camp in Virginia.
“I had a lot of fun up there,” he said. “I played real good up there and I really had a lot of fun. Camp was kind of tiring, but I still had a lot of fun and learned a lot.”
The Durant camp was in Chicago and the Thunder star was on hand.
“He wasn’t really running it, but he was there and interacting as much as he could, playing with us and talking with us,” Biedscheid said of Durant. “He was really involved. It was great just learning things that can help you.”
It was especially exciting for Biedscheid, who tries to pattern his game after the former Texas star.
“He’s actually my favorite player,” said Biedscheid. “I really like everything about his game, but I like the fact that he’s not that big, but he still makes a scoring impact in the NBA. He’s skinny, but he still makes an impact.”
Biedscheid’s performance at the LeBron James camp is what earned him an invite to the Nike camp in Oregon, which features the top 30 high school players in the nation against teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and Puerto Rico. The St. Louis star uses the summer as a chance to showcase his total game.
“It’s just an opportunity to show everything you can do instead of just taking the ball and scoring,” he said. “Everybody at those camps can score, so it’s better to show your all-around game.”
He’s definitely going to use a strong finish to his high school season and a breakout summer during his final year of high school ball.
“It just helps give you confidence and let you know that you’re a top player,” he said. “You can take that into the season and really go at your opponent.”
Biedscheid stays in contact with the Irish coaches all of the time.
“They feel like I’ve been playing great this summer and they just say they can’t wait to coach me,” he said.
He’s also used the summer to do some recruiting for his future program.
“If I know somebody is considering Notre Dame, I’ll talk to them about it,” he said. “I’m cool with Gabe and I talked to him about it, but he committed to Arizona. I’m cool with James Robinson, I’m real cool with him, so I’ve been talking to him about it.
“It’s just really like little jokes and stuff. Me and James were on the same team at the LeBron camp and we were playing good together.”
As for himself, Biedscheid isn’t having any second thoughts about the choice he made in picking Notre Dame.
“I feel that I made a great decision and can’t wait to get there.”