St. John’s Basketball’s Julian Champagnie had a fantastic two-game stretch, earning him the BIG EAST Player of the Week honor, today the conference announced.
Champagnie, who garnered the accolade for the first time this season, averaged 29.0 points, 5.0 steals, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the two contests.
Champagnie, who leads the league in scoring at 19.2 points per game, began the week by pouring in 27 on 9-of-19 shooting in an 86-73 road win at Xavier, who had been ranked inside the AP Top 25 as recently as the previous week.
Two days later, Champagnie paced the Johnnies in a 91-57 victory over Butler, as the Red Storm completed the regular season sweep of the Bulldogs and matched its largest-ever margin of victory in a BIG EAST game.
The Brooklyn native netted 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting, including a 4-for-9 showing from deep. In addition to scoring 30-plus points for the third time this season, Champagnie also pulled down seven boards and registered a career-high seven steals.
The BIG EAST named the 6-foot-8 junior guard/forward out of Bishop Loughlin High School (Brooklyn) earned the recognition twice in the 2020-21 campaign.
— Jerry Del Priore
Photo: St. John’s Athletics.