Blue and Gold Illustrated

December 2015 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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MEN'S BASKETBALL BY JORDAN WELLS E very athlete faces at least one crisis of self-esteem at some stage in his or her career, when nothing seems to be going right. And when that time comes, even the top athletes in the world can feel help- less while their performance tumbles. Junior forward V.J. Beachem ex- perienced a crisis of confidence late last season with Notre Dame. The 6-8 forward sank 15 of 29 three-pointers (51.7 percent) during the Irish's first seven games of the season, only to suffer a setback with a foot injury that caused him to miss five games from Dec. 3-20. He returned to action Dec. 22 and picked up right where he left off, nailing another 14 of 29 (48.3 percent) from long range over a seven- game stretch. However, Beacham was 0 of 7 from beyond the arc at Virginia Tech Jan. 22 and struggled to regain his Renewed Confidence Now a starter, junior forward V.J. Beachem has bounced back nicely after last year's late-season struggles Beachem made a team-high seven three-pointers while averaging 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game dur- ing Notre Dame's 3-0 start. PHOTO BY JOE RAYMOND

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