High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Cameron Biedscheid

Missouri Boys Hoop POY: Cameron Biedscheid

March, 22, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Gatorade POY, Cameron Biedscheid, Cardinal Ritter College Prep, Missouri, boys
John Fedele/ESPNHSCardinal Ritter (St. Louis, Mo.) senior Cameron Biedscheid averaged 31.7 points and 9.6 rebounds this past season.
THE WINNER: Cameron Biedscheid

THE BASICS

School: Cardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Mo.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 195 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Biedscheid averaged 31.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game this past season, leading the Lions (21-5) to the first round of the Class 3 state tournament. A three-time First Team All-State selection, he led Cardinal Ritter to its third straight Class 3 district championship this winter, scoring 38 points in a win over Carnahan (St. Louis, Mo.).

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Eye on POY: Missouri boys basketball

March, 19, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Nolan Berry
Junior forward, DeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis, Mo.)

2011-12 Team record: 19-9 (Class 5)
2011-12 Team standing: Lost in Class 5 district finals

2011-12 Points per game: 19.5
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 9.2
2011-12 Assists per game: 3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 2.6
2011-12 Steals per game: 1.1

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Butler (verbal)

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2011 First Team All-Conference. 2011 First Team All-State.

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