On March 10, ESPN’s Dick Vitale released his selections for All-America, naming Pitt forward Justin Champagnie to the second team.
The 6-foot-6 Champagnie averaged 18 points per game this season to go along with 11.1 rebounds a game. He had two 20-point, 20-rebound games and ranked first in the ACC in rebounds per game and second in points per game.
“Champagnie has been a star in the ACC,” Vitale said in his short, to-the-point explanation of why the Brooklyn native cracked the list.
Champagnie’s brother, Julian, made Vitale’s fifth team All-America roster along with former Pitt player Marcus Carr. Champagnie was the lone ACC player to make any of Vitale’s All-America teams.
The accolades keep coming 🏆
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) March 11, 2021