For the third time in as many tries, a member of the Red Storm has been named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association’s Player of the Week, as Julian Champagnie claimed the honor for the second time this season on Tuesday.
Champagnie led the Red Storm to a pair of BIG EAST road victories this past week, scoring 16 points and grabbing six boards in a Wednesday win over DePaul before scoring a game-high 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting and pulling down seven rebounds against Marquette on Sunday. Champagnie was lights-out from beyond the arc, converting on seven of his 12 attempts from three-point range.
On the season, Champagnie has reached double figures in all 16 of his appearances with seven 20-point efforts. The leading scorer in the BIG EAST at 19.8 points per game, Champagnie is also the Red Storm’s leading rebounder (6.8 per game) and shot blocker (1.2 per game) while ranking in the top five in the BIG EAST in steals (1.5 per game).
Champagnie has also been recognized by the BIG EAST in each of the past three weeks, earning back-to-back BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll spots after being named the conference’s player of the week on Jan. 18.
Champagnie and the Red Storm will return to action on Wednesday when they host No. 3/3 Villanova on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. The game will also air locally on 570 AM WMCA.
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