Notre Dame scores Beachem

A priority target for Notre Dame all summer was V.J. Beachem, and now he is a commitment.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish scored a huge commitment on Sunday morning when New Haven (Ind.) High School four-star wing V.J. Beachem pulled the trigger and committed to the school. For Beachem and the Irish this seems like a perfect fit.

At a legit 6-foot-6, and maybe even taller than that, Beachem is a problem for defenses with his size, athleticism, and ability to get hot from the outside in a hurry. Knowing this the Notre Dame Fighting Irish made him a prioroity all summer, and had been the leaders for sometime.

Now Beachem has decided to make it official and he pledged his services feeling Notre Dame was the right spot for him, and with his high school season upcoming.

"It is just a great place for me and my family on and off the court," said Beachem. "The timing is also perfect. It is just before the high school season so I can focus on that."

According to Beachem he and his family felt that the way the Irish play really fits well with what he tries to do on the floor.

"Their style of play was huge for me and my family," said Beachem. "The way they play is good for me. Everybody plays the game the right way and they shoot it a lot from the outside. Also they can play so many different ways. Everybody talks about the burn offense, but they can also get out in transition and score.

Beachem is the first piece to the puzzle with in-state kids for the Irish. Now their focus is on local product, and fellow four-star prospect Demetrius Jackson. For Beachem, he is now shifting his focus to helping making sure Jackson is a future teammate of his.

"I'm going to work on Demetrius, I know him pretty well," said Beachem. "I would love for him to join me at Notre Dame."


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