St. John’s basketball: Julian Champagnie makes All-Tournament Team

St. John's basketball forward Julian Champagnie (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball forward Julian Champagnie (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball forward Julian Champagnie was named to the Legends Classic All-Tournament Team.

After an outstanding performance against Brigham Young University, St. John’s basketball sophomore Julian Champagnie was named to Legends Classic All-Tournament Team.

In the Red Storm’s loss to BYU, the forward scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Champagnie also shot 1-of-5 from 3-point range but made all four of his free throw attempt in the Johnnies’ 74-68 loss to BYU.

Taking place in ‘Bubbleville’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Legends Classic switched from a tournament style set up to single game matchups amid scheduling issues in college basketball.

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Evan Mobley of Southern California was named as the MVP of the Legends Classic despite the Trojans splitting its two games in the event.

Alex Barcello of BYU, James Bouknight of UConn, and Keyontae Johnson of Florida also were selected to the All-Tournament Team alongside Champagnie and Mobley.

Of all five players named to the All-Tournament Team, Julian Champagnie had the best single game performance with 25 points as Florida’s Keyontae Johnson posted 24 points in the Gators’ win over Boston College on Thursday night.

St. John’s first matchup in ‘Bubbleville’ against Boston College was not included in the Legends Classic, rather it was a standalone game.

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Coming back to Queens, Julian Champagnie will be looking to stay hot from the field as the Johnnies have two non-conference games remaining before Big East play begins.

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St. John’s will host Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon and Rider on Tuesday night before heading back up to Connecticut to welcome head coach Dan Hurley and the Huskies back to the Big East on Friday, December 11.

The Red Storm and Stony Brook will tipoff on Fox Sports 1 at 2:30pm EST on Sunday afternoon.

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