Making his season debut this past week after missing the team’s first two games with injury, Julian Champagnie has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in his St. John’s career, it was announced on Monday morning by the conference office.
Champagnie, a BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection and two-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week in 2019-20, averaged 23.3 points and 6.0 boards during a 2-1 week for the Red Storm. The Brooklyn native shot 51.0 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from three-point range while making 12 of his 13 (92.3%) tries from the free throw line.
The Bishop Loughlin product made his 2020-21 debut against Boston College on Monday at Mohegan Sun. Despite coming off the bench, Champagnie was still able to manage a career-best 29 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds in the Red Storm’s victory over its former BIG EAST rival. The double-double marked the fifth of his St. John’s career, as his four double-doubles last year were the most by a Red Storm freshman since Moe Harkless (11) in 2011-12, the no. 15 pick in that year’s NBA Draft.
After helping the Johnnies rack up their second-highest point total (97) in 73 meetings all-time against Boston College, Champagnie was once again sensational against BYU on Wednesday. Despite the Red Storm coming up short, Champagnie scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting while grabbing five boards and dishing out three assists.
Champagnie’s 20-point streak was snapped against Stony Brook on Sunday, but the sophomore still put up a stellar effort against the Seawolves, finishing with 16 points, a career-high four assists and three steals. Champagnie went 5-of-11 from the floor, including a 3-for-6 showing from beyond the arc.
Champagnie and the Red Storm will return to action on Tuesday at 7 p.m., playing host to Rider in the team’s scheduled non-conference finale. The game will air on CBS Sports Network and 570 AM WMCA.
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