V.J. Beachem

Height: 6-8

Weight: 200

College: Notre Dame

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 1/15/1995

 

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 68

​Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
Pros:

Very good shooter, especially off the catch

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Decent playmaker

Adequate defensive player that can block shots

Solid athlete

Great size to play out on the wing

Smart player that has very good intangibles

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Needs to improve his passing ability

Struggles to handle the ball in traffic

Can be too passive on offense

Needs to improve his rebounding

His effort on defense can lag at times

May need to get stronger

Summary:

V.J. Beachem is a smart, skilled swingman that may have what it takes to succeed in the NBA.  As he has an intriguing set of skills, he could be a second round pick in the upcoming draft.

He is a very good shooter that can flat out shoot the basketball.  He has great size and shooting skills that can allow him to really space the floor to help his team.  Plus, he can occasionally get scores off the dribble, as he can elevate to throw down an emphatic dunk around the basket.

Plus, he also is an adequate defensive player.  He will use his length to contest and block shots to force opponents to miss shots.  He does not collect many steals, but he is more of a position defender in games.

In general, V.J. Beachem is an interesting prospect.  He is a gifted shooter that could be a solid floor spacer at the next level, as that could allow him to excel in the NBA in the mold of a James Jones type of player in the association.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Notre Dame Bio

Games Scouted:

12/17/16 Notre Dame vs. Purdue

1/18/17 Notre Dame vs. Florida State

1/30/17 Notre Dame vs. Duke