VJ BEACHEM

BIRTHDATE: 1/5/95

POSITION: Small Forward

HEIGHT: 6'8"

WEIGHT: 200 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Notre Dame

CLASS: Senior

VJ Beachem is long  and of the Trevor Ariza mold of SFs. He's got good form and is shooting 38% from 3. He's a good athlete with NBA range. Defensively he contests jumpers and gives effort for the most part. Beachem is definitely a 3 and D guy. 

 

He's pretty limited off the dribble. He'll bail you out and shoot a tough contested mid range jumper. His 3pt percentage is good but he's very streaky and him staying/ playing is going to depend largely on if he can be consistent. Defensively he's hot/cold as far as effort. Sometimes he closes out on shooters too slowly. Against Duke in the ACC tournament, he guarded Tatum for only two possessions. Is that an indication of his defense? ( He did a great job on Grayson Allen.)

 

POSITIVES:

 

Good Shooter (38% from 3)

Great technique 

NBA range

3 and D

Long

Athletic 

Trevor Ariza - like

Contests jumpers

 

 AREAS OF CONCERN:

 

Limited off the dribble 

Not a shot creator 

Is he a good enough shooter to offset his flaws

Hot/cold effort on defense 

Slow close outs

Does it say something that he only guarded Tatum for 2 possessions?

 JAMES BARLOWE - MARCH 15, 2017