After a stellar first professional campaign with NBA G League Ignite, top 2022 NBA Draft prospect MarJon Beauchamp set his sights on a new goal – buying his mother a house. Back in early April, the 6-foot-6 wing Tweeted out his desire to purchase a new home for his mom, who hasn’t owned a house of her own to this point.
Ima get my mom a house ? … speaking it into existence ???
— MarJon Beauchamp (MJB) ? (@Marjon32) April 8, 2022
After the Milwaukee Bucks made him the 24th selection of the 2022 NBA Draft in June, Beauchamp made that promise one of his top priorities while settling in in Milwaukee. On Thursday afternoon, he shared out the moment on Instagram Live as he rewarded the woman who sacrificed so much for him on his basketball journey by surprising her with balloons, flowers, and a brand new house in an emotional moment.
??God put me in this position… I prayed.. worked and spoke this into existence ✝️ From living in apartments my whole life ❤️? To Giving my mom her first house ever … God is Good… My whole plan is Holy✝️ @ESPNNBA @SportsCenter @BleacherReport @NBA @nbagleague pic.twitter.com/LNm0KmdrDI
— MarJon Beauchamp (MJB) ? (@Marjon32) July 22, 2022
Beauchamp has spoken openly about his long road to the NBA, working his way up to the league through community college and the Ignite program while overcoming homelessness. He contemplated quitting basketball before joining G League Ignite after the coronavirus pandemic caused challenges to his training plans with San Francisco-based program Chameleon BX. Beauchamp – who will become the sixth Native American player in NBA history once he makes his regular-season debut – recently returned to his hometown of Yakima, Washington to host a camp and meet with local fans.
“I’m just glad I didn’t quit,” said Beauchamp in a September article in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Hopefully, I can inspire anyone out there who’s thinking about giving up.”