Milwaukee Bucks: 3 bold predictions for MarJon Beauchamp in 2022-23

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 15 (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 15 (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Bold Prediction No. 2: MarJon Beauchamp will shoot north of 38 percent from long range during his rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks

From the moment MarJon Beauchamp was drafted, the questions started pouring in regarding his long range shot. The 21-year-old shot just 24.2 percent from 3-point land during his lone season with the G-Leauge Ignite, which is less than stellar for a Milwaukee Bucks team that relies heavily on perimeter shooting. Nevertheless, despite how poorly he shot the long ball with the Ignite, the rookie could potentially flip the script with the Bucks next season. Throwing out bold predictions, Beauchamp could shoot somewhere above 38 percent from deep during his rookie year.

While it is an even smaller sample size than his G-League sample, Beauchamp looked impressive during the Summer Leauge, having shot 11-of-24 (45.8 percent) from distance in five matchups. Beauchamp’s 11 3-point makes were more than he made during his entire 12-game stint in the G-Leauge, where he knocked down eight. Despite the Summer League not being the end all be all performance-wise, it was still eye-catching to see how stellar the wing shot the ball. Beauchamp looked comfortable and confident when he let it fly each and every time, which will be crucial at the next level.

With the Bucks, coach Mike Budenholzer will look to provide Beauchamp with some confidence by giving him the green light from deep. He will likely find himself spotting up in the corner often, and as evidenced by his Summer League performance, Beauchamp is more than comfortable letting it fly from there. As most players do, Beauchamp should get his share of open looks from long range when he shares the floor with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and others, which should only help him build confidence with better looks.

Beauchamp’s long range shot will be a significant factor in his success with the Bucks next season, which he knows. Due to that importance, Beauchamp will likely work endlessly on that shot during the remaining offseason, which could pave the way for him to shoot north of 38 percent from long distance in his upcoming rookie campaign.