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03/28/2016

Monday Brunch: NCAA Shot-Making Display Goes Tar Heels’ Way

03/27/2016

Irish Fall Short to North Carolina, 88-74, in Elite Eight

Jackson and Beachem combined for 44 of Notre Dame's points.

03/26/2016

Regional Final Rubber Match

Irish and Tar Heels meet for the third time this season with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

03/25/2016

Notre Dame Advances to Elite 8 with 61-56 Win Over Badgers

Demetrius Jackson strips ball and scores go-ahead layup with 14.7 seconds left

03/25/2016

Notre Dame Finding March Success Under Brey

Associated Press Feature Story

03/20/2016

CBS Highlights: #6 Irish 76, #14 Stephen F. Austin 75 (NCAA Second Round)

Pflueger Tip Gives Notre Dame 76-75 Win Over Stephen F. Austin

03/19/2016

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

03/05/2016

Tough pass leads to a strong jam

Another Notre Dame no-look connection, this time Demetrius Jackson makes the beautiful pass in transition to V.J. Beachem for the powerful throw down

03/27/2016

Irish Fall Short to North Carolina in Elite Eight

North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74

03/25/2016

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

03/24/2016

NCAA Sweet 16 Practice & Press Conference (USATSI)

Notre Dame prepares for its regional semifinal against Wisconsin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

03/20/2016

#6 Irish 76, #14 SFA 75

No. 6 Irish vs. No. 14 SFA NCAA Tournament Second Round March 20, 2016

03/18/2016

#6 Notre Dame Eliminates #11 Michigan

The sixth-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2016 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team
2016 Notre Dame Most Improved Player

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16): After scoring just four points in four NCAA games in 2014-15, exploded for 70 points (17.5 pg) in Notre Dame's four NCAA tournament games in 2015-16 ... named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team after averaging 17.5 ppg and shooting .429 from three point range (12-28) in four NCAA tournament games ... scored a team-high 19 points and matched a career high with three steals in the NCAA third round victory over Wisconsin ... grabbed key defensive rebound vs. Wisconsin with nine seconds left, then hit two clutch free throw shots to put the Irish up by three points ... posted a team-high 18 points and shot 7-7 from the field (4-4 from three point range) in the come-from-behind victory over Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... key plays down the stretch vs. the Wolverines: three pointer at 6:12 to tie the game at 56-56; three pointer at 3:43 to break a 59-59 tie and give Notre Dame its first lead of the game; pull up jumper on ND's next possession to put the Irish up five ... averaged a career-best 12.0 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 2015-16 ... stepped up in come-from-behind victory vs. Duke in the ACC Quarterfinals, scoring 19 points with four three pointers, two late in regulation and one in overtime ... scored double figures in six consecutive games from Jan. 23 - Feb. 08, including a career-high 22 points at Syracuse ... hit career highs for field goals (8), three pointers (5) and points (22) in the Jan. 28 game at Syracuse ... declared his eligibility for the 2016 NBA Draft on April 12, 2016, taking advantage of new NCAA guidelines that allow a player to declare for the draft without signing with an agent and retain NCAA eligibility ... returned to the team officially for the 2016-17 season and ended his activity with the 2016 NBA Draft on May 2, 2016.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Came off the bench for the Irish in the 31 contests he played ... missed five consecutive games during the month of December -- Michigan State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's, Florida State and Purdue, with a plantar fascia injury ... scored in double figures in nine contests during the season ... averaged 6.4 ppg. (109 points) in second season at Notre Dame ... reached double figures in three of Notre Dame's first seven games ... netted 10 points in second game of the season versus Navy ... followed that game with a career-high 19-point performance in win over Coppin State, making 7-9 shots from the field ... netted double figures for the third time during the season in win over Chicago as he connected on 4-5 shots from the field to finish with 11 points ... in return to lineup after missing five games, scored eight points off the bench in 11 minutes versus Northern Illinois ... followed that up with points against Hartford in final non-conference game ... put together longest double-figure scoring streak of his career (three games) when he scored 12 points in loss to Virginia, 10 points in win at Georgia Tech (made 3-5 shots) and added 13 points in win over Miami ... played a career-high 31 minutes versus the Hurricanes ... came off the bench in come-from-behind overtime victory at North Carolina State and scored 11 points in 20 minutes ... tipped in game-tying basketball in regulation to send the game into overtime against the Wolfpack ... also grabbed a career-high four rebounds, which tied his personal best ... scored nine points in loss at Pittsburgh ... registered back-to-back double-figure scoring outings when he netted 10 points in wins against Wake Forest and Boston College ... scored six points in 18 minutes in win at home against Clemson ... netted four points in seven minutes off the bench versus Butler in third round of NCAA Championship.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Played in 27 games for the Irish in his rookie season ... earned only start of the season in Notre Dame's 68-64 double-overtime victory over Clemson ... averaged 2.4 ppg. (64 points) in 8.5 mpg. (229 minutes) ... registered two double-figure scoring efforts during the season when he netted 10 points in home games versus Boston College and North Carolina ... against the Eagles, connected on 4-8 from the field (2-5 from three-point range) and made 4-7 shots versus the Tar Heels ... did not play against Santa Clara as well as in contests against Iowa, Delaware, Byrant and North Dakota State ... saw action in the final 22 games of the season ... played a career-high 27 minutes in overtime win over Canisius and scored six points ... also played 20-plus minutes in overtime victory at home versus Boston College ... finished with three points and a career-high four rebounds in a 80-49 win over Stetson.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of 15 seniors named as a first-team all-state selection by Indiana Boys Coaches Association (IBCA) ... four-year starter at New Haven High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana ... selected to Indiana Senior All-Star Team as a senior, along with current teammate Demetrius Jackson ... scored 1,531 career points ... as a senior, averaged 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals and led New Haven to an 18-6 record (the most victories in 17 years) ... three-time all-Northern Hoosier conference (NHS) selection ... helped prep squad to conference championships in 2010 and 2013 ... team won sectional crowns in his sophomore and senior seasons ... three-time all-state honoree ... played in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game ... Fort Wayne News Sentinel Player of the Year in 2013 ... led New Haven to 62-28 mark during his four-year prep career ... recipient of Sertoma Award that is presented by the Fort Wayne Sertoma Club and the winners are selected for their scholastic, leadership, citizenship and character achievements on top of their athletic skills ... as a senior, ranked as the third best overall player in the state of Indiana ... was a member of the Indiana Junior All-Star team ... as a junior, averaged 19.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists while leading his prep squad to a 17-4 mark ... netted 16.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a sophomore ... averaged double figures all four seasons at New Haven as he finished with 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his freshman season ... played AAU ball with the Eric Gordon All-Stars ... alongside teammate Demetrius Jackson, played for the Indiana Boys All-Star team that swept the Kentucky all-star squad in a two game series in June 2013.

PERSONAL: Full name is Victor Eric Beachem ... born in Fort Wayne, Indiana ... the only child of Victor and Berdonna Beachem ... served on the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Major Advisory Council during the 2014-15 school year ... a marketing major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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V.J. Beachem
V.J.  Beachem

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
New Haven

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
Forward

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