St. John’s Sophomore wing Julian Champagnie has been recognized by the BIG EAST for his efforts yet again, finding a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 25.0 points and 6.0 boards on 45.5 percent shooting for the Red Storm during a 1-1 week.
Champagnie, who was named the league’s player of the week on Jan. 18, has now been featured on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll five different times this season.
The Brooklyn native began his week by scoring a team-high 21 points in the Red Storm’s win over Xavier on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena. Champagnie made six of his 11 tries from the floor, including a 2-for-6 effort from beyond the arc, and went a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe.
A few days later against DePaul, Champagnie poured in 29 points, grabbed seven boards and came away with two steals, marking the third time this season that he has scored 29 or more points in a game. The Bishop Loughlin High School product matched a career high with five triples and drained all six of his free throw tries.
On the season, Champagnie leads the BIG EAST in scoring (20.2 ppg) and free throw percentage (88.3%). Champagnie is a perfect 28-for-28 from the line since the Red Storm’s win over Marquette on Jan. 31. Far from just a scorer, he also ranks among the top 10 in the BIG EAST for rebounding, steals and blocks.
Champagnie and the Red Storm return to action on Tuesday, traveling to Villanova for an 8 p.m. showdown with the nationally ranked Wildcats. The Red Storm, who took down Villanova on Feb. 3 at Carnesecca, will look to complete a regular season sweep of their longtime BIG EAST foe for the first time since the 1992-93 campaign.
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