Beachem Scores 16, No. 17 Notre Dame Beats Iowa 68-62

The Fighting Irish earned their 1,799th win.


No. 17 Notre Dame Falls Short to Monmouth, 70-68

Demetrius Jackson led the Irish with 20 points.


Notre Dame vs. UMass Lowell - Quotes

Notre Dame vs. UMass Lowell - Quotes


GettingTo Know: V.J. Beachem

Irish junior looking to become a staple in the Notre Dame starting lineup.


Jackson paces Irish offense in 86-78 win against Milwaukee

Fighting Irish move to 2-0 on the second straight 20-plus point effort from PG Demetrius Jackson


Notre Dame vs. Iowa, 68-62

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame squares off against Iowa at HP Field House.


Notre Dame vs. UMass Lowell, 83-57

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame squares off against UMass Lowell at the Joyce Center.


Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State - Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Wichita State vs Notre Dame (USATSI)


NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame vs. Butler

Notre Dame takes down Butler, 67-64, in the third round of the NCAA tournament


Men's Basketball vs. Northeastern

NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2015

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16): Appears to assume a starting spot in the Irish lineup to begin the 2015-16 campaign ... displayed great shooting ability and proved to be a shot maker for Notre Dame during his sophomore season ... after two years in the program, is ready to step in and have a great role ... played well during the regular season, but struggled in the postseason ... a proven scorer along the perimeter ... needs to continue to develop himself as a defender ... poised to become a key contributor for the Irish ... extremely athletic and a player who uses his quickness to his advantage ... will need to develop more of a rebounding presence ... does a good job of putting the ball on the floor ... confident ball handler who is steady when he is on the court.

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.


V.J. Beachem
V.J.  Beachem


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
New Haven

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200


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