2015-16 Men's Basketball Roster
#3 V.J. Beachem
Weight 200 lbs.
Hometown Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School New Haven
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- 2017 All-ACC Honorable Mention
- 2017 Wendy’s Wooden Award Watch List (Player of the Year)
- 2017 Naismith Award Watch List (Player of the Year)
- 2017 Julus Erving Award Watch List (top SF in the nation)
- 2017 Notre Dame Captain Award
- 2016 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team
- 2016 Notre Dame Most Improved Player
SENIOR SEASON (2016-17):
- Finished his career at Notre Dame ranked sixth in games played (132), eighth in three-point field goal attempts (582), 14th in blocked shots (78), 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.392) and 39th in scoring (1,215 points).
- Scored a team-high 12 points in the second half at Louisville on 5-of-8 shooting and 2-of-4 from behind the arc, finishing with 17 points in the game. Also matched his season high with eight rebounds against the Cardinals.
- Toughed through his recovery from a flu bug to play 31 minutes in the victory over Georgia Tech.
- Posted 10th 20-point game of the season on his senior day against Boston College, shooting 8-of-17 from the field with four 3FGs and four rebounds.
- Logged a team-high 27 points at NC State, shooting a career-beest 7-of-12 from three-point range, a Notre Dame indivdual game-high in ACC play.
- Just missed his fourth consecutive game with 20 points, scoring 19 in the victory over Wake Forest with 5 3FGs and a career-high four blocked shots.
- Scored a game-high 20 points at No. 12/10 North Carolina, shooting 6-for-12 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line.
- Posted first back-to-back 20-point games against No. 21/21 Duke, leading the team with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
- Led the Irish with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting at Georgia Tech, with his 10th point becoming the 1,000th of his career. Beachem is the 60th Irish player to score 1,000 or more points in a career.
- Exploded for a career-high 30 points on 12-22 shooting against Syracuse, hitting 6-of-10 from three-point range and grabbing seven rebounds.
- Scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half at No. 10/12 Florida State, shooting 4-of-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3FG range with four rebounds.
- Led the Irish to victory over Clemson with a career-tying six 3FG for a team-high 22 points.
- Shot 6-of-15 from the field for a game-high 18 points against Saint Peter’s.
- Rebounded from two tough outings to pace the Irish with 20 points, his third 20-point performance of the season, on a career-high six three-point field goals in the victory over Colgate.
- Had double-figure scoring game streak of 15 games (last six games of 2015-16, first nine games of 2016-17) snapped vs. #1 Villanova.
- Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the win over Fort Wayne.
- Logged another great second half in the victory over North Carolina A&T, scoring 16 points in the game’s final 20 minutes to post a game-high 19 points.
- Posted 11 of his 16 points and three of his season-high four three pointers in the second half of the victory over Iowa.
- Scored 17 points with a season-high seven rebounds vs. Colorado in the Legends Classic semifinal.
- Hit 20 points for the second time in three games against Loyola Maryland, leading the team with 21 points and a career-high four steals.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):
- Named to the 2016 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 (3/25/16). Grabbed a 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 (3/18/16) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Made a handful of key plays down the stretch vs. the Wolverines; a three pointer with 6:12 remaining to tie the game at 56-56; a three pointer at 3:43 to break a 59-59 tie and give Notre Dame its first lead of the game; then a pull up jumper on ND’s next possession to put the Irish up five.
- Stepped up in the come-from-behind victory vs. Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals, scoring 19 points with four three pointers, two coming late in regulation and one in overtime.
- Posted double-figure scoring in six consecutive games from Jan. 23 – Feb. 08, 2016, including a career-high 22 points at Syracuse (1/28/16).
- 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 their respective 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):
- Averaged 16 minutes played per game early in the season before missing 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.
- Returned to the lineup on Dec. 22, 2014, and scored eight points vs. Northern Illinois.
- Tipped in game-tying offensive rebound at NC State (1/25/15) to push Notre Dame into overtime of an eventual 81-78 victory.
- Netted four points in seven minutes off the bench versus Butler (3/21/15) in the third round of the NCAA Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14):
- Played in 27 games for the Irish during his rookie season.
- First start of his career (and only start his freshman season) came in Notre Dame’s 68-64 double-overtime victory over Clemson (2/11/14).
- Saw action in the final 22 games of the season.
- 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 junior and senior, along with former Notre Dame teammate and current Boston Celtics guard Demetrius Jackson
- Played in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game
- 2013 Fort Wayne News Sentinel Player of the Year
- Played AAU ball with the Eric Gordon All-Stars.
- Full name is Victor Eric Beachem
- Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
- The only child of Victor and Berdonna Beachem
- Marketing major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.