College: Notre Dame
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 68
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Very good shooter, especially off the catch
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate defensive player that can block shots
Great size to play out on the wing
Smart player that has very good intangibles
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
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.