New Haven grad V.J. Beachem earns NBA Combine invite

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem (3) dunks the ball against Duke in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game during the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Former Notre Dame star and New Haven High School graduate V.J. Beachem will have a prime opportunity to impress NBA scouts next week.

Beachem has been invited to the annual NBA Combine. It runs May 9-14 in Chicago.

Beachem was originally listed as an alternate, but with a handful of the draft’s top prospects declining to participate the final list of approximately sixty player includes the Irish sharp-shooter.