After taking a season off after high school to train for the NBA, MarJon Beauchamp found success from his hard work in the NBA G League. As a 21 year old that will be 22 at the start of the season, Beauchamp averaged 15.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.9 BPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 54/29/71. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: MarJon Beauchamp
Height/Weight: 6’6 ½ / 197
Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’1/ 8’10
Hand size: 9
Pre-Draft team: G League Ignite
Tools: Athleticism, slashing, defense
- Plus athlete
- Good mid range shot with projectable form
- Strong finisher at the rim
- Quick first step
- High defensive upside as a stopper
- Great lateral quickness
- NBA ready body
- Good transition passer
- Excellent cutter
- Needs to tighten his handle; dribbles very high often
- 3 point shot is wildly inconsistent
- Touch on jumper is iffy
- Sometimes struggles with passing accuracy
- Needs to be a better decision maker
- Awkward in the pick & roll offensively
- Can have awkward, leaning pull-up jumpers
MarJon Beauchamp is a slasher wing with defensive prowess out of the NBA G League.
Beauchamp must prove he can shoot to stick in the NBA. Oftentimes we hear about how a jump shot can be a major swing skill or question mark for a prospect, but this year few prospects can claim to have a make-or-break jumper more than MarJon Beauchamp. While Beauchamp had a successful mid range jump shot near the free throw line, the corners in all zones saw a dip in percentages, which might be worrisome. With an underwhelming combination of free throw percentage and 3 point percentage, with concerns about streakiness, bad misses, and awkward mechanics on pull-up jumpers, Beauchamp’s lack of a reliable jump shot may be a fatal flaw.
Luckily, Beauchamp has other ways to score in the NBA, with slashing that should translate to the NBA due to his quick first step and great length to finish around defenders. Being able to absorb contact, get to the line, and finish above the rim in traffic make his finishing translatable, both as an on-ball creator and as the elite cutter he is.
Beauchamp also adds passing value, especially in transition. He knows how to take advantage of 2-on-1 and 3-on-2 situations. His ability to pass in transition emphasizes an overarching strength of his as a playmaker: finding holes in the defense. Whether it be the teammate on the numbers advantage running alongside Beauchamp towards the rim, or an open shooter when someone off-ball (or the ball-handler) has drawn a double team.
Defense is where Beauchamp makes his money in the pros. While the G League doesn’t emphasize defense much, Beauchamp took pride in locking down good offensive players. With length, athleticism, recovery ability, and a strong motor, Beauchamp is a day-one impact defender in the NBA. Look for Beauchamp to be able to guard anyone in a lineup but centers/post-ups.
Similar to: Brandon Rachal, Wes Iwundu, Jakarr Sampson, Josh Jackson
Projected draft range: 18-40
Expected role: Perimeter defender that can guard multiple positions, while hitting occasional jump shots and efficiently scoring at the rim.
Unplayable if: Jump shooting never translates/develops, and decision-making doesn’t improve, while being a predictable assignment for defenders.
Exceeds expectations if: Passing and overall playmaking develop, or his jump shooting evolves to earn a 3&D label.