Scouting & Video: Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem at Best of the Midwest


Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem both played instrumental roles in the Eric Gordon All-Stars’ championship run at the Best of the Midwest event last week. The performances bookended an impressive first July evaluation for both prospects that earned the pair additional offers, Tennessee for Irvin and Notre Dame for Beachem. Irvin holds a Michigan offer, and Beachem could very well add one down the road, but both prospects appear to be nearing college decisions. Here’s footage of Irvin, with scouting reports and Beachem video after the jump:

Scouting report, Zak Irvin – Irvin was arguably the performer of the tournament at last week’s Best of the Midwest. He shot the ball very well, knocking down perimeter and mid-range jump shots off the bounce and the catch. Irvin also was a formidable passer and distributor, getting into the lane and using great vision to find teammates for open shots. Perhaps what was most impressive about Irvin’s week was the efficiency with which he performed. He made the most of the shots he took and wasn’t forcing the action as a penetrator or a passer.

VJ Beachem Footage:

  • DingoBlue

    That video of Irvin really is impressive.  I would not mind seeing him in the Maize and Blue.

  • JBlair52

    Irvin reminds me of THj.
    He has length and a well balanced game.

  • Wayman Britt

    Love Zak Irvin’s game, especially his length. Would like him to become a Wolverine.  I only wish a point guard would accept soon, so we know where UM is at with that position.

  • John

    Kennyontae Jackson, top 10 basketball player in the state of Michigan, class of 2014 goes to Ann Arbor Huron, and plays for Fist aau team 

  • Skeeter3467

    The competition in that video was really low.  I dont know how anyone can watch that talent level and conclude much.  I see a kid with limited range and technically a very awkward shot.  If he is not a point guard, which he clearly is not, I dont see him fitting into the system at UM at all.

  • Please keep things civil and cool it with all of the personal and racial attacks. You can agree or disagree on various players but there’s no need to get into personal spats around here.