After averaging 19.0 points per game in a week that included a double-digit win over Butler and a narrow loss to Marquette, Julian Champagnie has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week, it was announced this morning by the league office.
Champagnie, who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll earlier this season and was a two-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week in 2019-20, averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game during the Red Storm’s 1-1 week. The Brooklyn native shot 47.4 percent (9-of-19) from beyond the arc.
On Tuesday against Butler, Champagnie scored 18 points of 6-of-12 shooting, including a 4-for-8 showing from three-point range, as the Red Storm picked up its second BIG EAST victory of the season. He also grabbed five boards, blocked a pair of shots and came away with two steals.
Facing off against Marquette on Saturday afternoon, Champagnie looked as if he might be heading for his first “off” night of the season, scoring only two points and going 1-for-10 from the floor in the first 24 minutes of game action. Despite the slow start, Champagnie managed for finish with 20 points. He scored 15 points in a stretch of just three minutes, including a personal 12-0 run that turned a 10-point St. John’s deficit into a two-point Red Storm edge.
Entering the week, Champagnie leads the BIG EAST in scoring with a 20.7 point per game average. He also ranks among the conference’s top 10 in a number of other categories, including rebounds per game (7.3-9th), steals per game (1.8-5th) and blocks per game (1.2-9th). The Bishop Loughlin High School product is also the conference’s leading free throw shooter, converting from the free throw line at an 88.0 percent clip.
Champagnie and the Red Storm return to action this afternoon when they take on No. 25/RV Connecticut at 2:30 p.m. on FOX and 970 AM WNYM.
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