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    3  V.J. Beachem  
    V.J.

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Fort Wayne, Ind.

    High School:
    New Haven

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 200

    Position:
    Forward


    12/03/2014

    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Quotes

    Notre Dame 79, Michigan State 78

    11/30/2014

    IRISH EXTRA: Unselfishness Early Hallmark for Irish Men

    Making the extra pass has been a trademark of Notre Dame teams under Mike Brey.

    11/29/2014

    Grant Leads Notre Dame Over Chicago State, 90-42

    Jerian Grant matched a career high with 26 points in the win.

    11/26/2014

    Notre Dame Cruises Past Grambling State, 81-54

    Notre Dame hit 46 percent from beyond the arc for the game.

    11/20/2014

    IRISH EXTRA: Beachem Embraces Upsized Role

    Sophomore forward V.J. Beachem gaining confidence following career-high 19-point outing against Coppin State.

    11/16/2014

    Men's Basketball vs. Navy (USA Today)

    Men's Basketball vs. Navy; photos by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

    11/14/2014

    Men's Basketball vs. Binghamton

    November 14, 2014

    01/19/2014

    Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech (USATSI)

    11/17/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Indiana State - USATSI Gallery

    Notre Dame vs. Indiana State - USATSI Gallery

    11/10/2013

    No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Stetson - UTSI

    No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Stetson - UTSI

    SOPOHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Talented wing player could be one of the big surprises in his second season with the Irish ... has developed into a proven shot maker and scorer pn the perimeter ... gives Notre Dame instant offense ... has worked hard since the end of last season to establish himself as a better rebounder and defender ... his wing span and length should allow him to have more of a rebounding presence for the Irish ... expected to be one of the top players off the bench, thanks to his ability to score from outside ... has tremendous athletic ability and a great understanding of the game ... does a good job of putting the ball on the floor ... a confident ball handler and a steady player ... plays with a great deal of composure when he is on the floor ... worked hard to the offseason to get stronger ... benefitted greatly from Notre Dame's four-game foreign tour this summer.

    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 ... member of Notre Dame Advisory Council ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

    Beachem's Career Statistics

    Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
    2013-14 27-1 229/8.5 23-72 .319 11-42 .262 7-10 .700 7 12 19 0.7 7 5 2 14-0 64/2.4
    Totals 27-1 229/8.5 23-72 .319 11-42 .262 7-10 .700 7 12 19 0.7 7 5 2 14-0 64/2.4

    Beachem's Career Conference Statistics

    Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
    2013-14 18-1 170/9.4 19-55 .345 9-32 .281 6-9 .667 5 9 14 0.8 4 3 2 12-0 53/2.9
    Totals 18-1 170/9.4 19-55 .345 9-32 .281 6-9 .667 5 9 14 0.8 4 3 2 12-0 53/2.9
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