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Cameron Biedscheid appears to be on his way out of the Notre Dame men’s basketball program.

The sophomore forward received a permit to contact letter from the university on Thursday, his father, Dan, to Irish Illustrated. That allows him to find another school to transfer to, but he would have to sit out a full year after changing schools, not allowing him to play until January of 2015.

The Irish announced that Biedscheid would sit out this season to preserve a year of eligibility after the team’s 74-62 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener Nov. 8. The 6-foot-7, 186-pounder averaged 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes per game as a freshman.

It was a decision coach Mike Brey said was working well in a Monday morning teleconference to discuss the loss of senior guard Jerian Grant for the spring semester to an academic issue.

“One of the things Cam and I talked about with this back when the season started, and he was the one who kind of brought it up, what is best for the kid? What is best for the team?” Brey said. “Ithink the five-year program is best for Cam on a lot of fronts. I think it’s already helped him here this fall. So my attitude is that we stay the course because that’s what’s best for Cam longterm.”

But Biedscheid’s attitude was first reported to change Monday evening when it was revealed that the St. Louis native was seeking a transfer. But it was also reported that he was torn about the decision.

That no longer appears to be the case with Biedscheid being given permission to explore his options with Notre Dame only excluding a few schools, according to Irish Illustrated. Often players leaving programs blocked from transferring to a team in the conference, so Biedscheid likely will not go to another Atlantic Coast Conference team.