Basketball star MarJon Beauchamp returns to Yakima Valley College tonight

YAKIMA, Wash. — The pride of Yakima Valley College basketball, MarJon Beauchamp is returning to campus on Tuesday night to sign autographs and meet fans from across the region.

According to social media posts from Beauchamp’s camp and YVC social media coordinators, the recent Milwaukee Bucks draftee will be in attendance starting at 6:00 p.m. PST. The event is being held at Sherar Gymnasium, which is located on the Yakima Valley College campus on 12th St between W Arlington Ave and W Nob Hill Blvd.

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Beauchamp, the 24th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, returns to his hometown after several weeks in Las Vegas for the NBA’s Summer League. He was drafted following a season with the G League Ignite—a basketball program that prepares prospects for the next step by playing against professional competition in the NBA’s developmental league.

Prior to his G League stint, Beauchamp spent a year at Yakima Valley Community College for the 2020-21 season. He dominated the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), averaging 30.7 points on a highly-efficient 52.5% from the field and 39.8% from 3-point range.

Born and raised in Yakima, Beauchamp bounced around Washington state throughout his teenage years in pursuit of a successful basketball career. He spent time at several renowned basketball schools across the Seattle area but didn’t return any D1 college offers. That’s when he decided to return home to Yakima and reconnect with his love of the game.

It certainly paid off just two years down the line. Tonight, Beauchamp returns home with a guaranteed role in the world’s most prominent basketball league.

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