On Thursday morning, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie released his fourth NBA Mock Draft of the season, which included Pitt forward Justin Champagnie going un-drafted.
Mocking a "strong" NBA Draft class
◽️ All 60 picks
◽️ Analyzing team needs
◽️ Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs headlinehttps://t.co/2YcBhsR5tL
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 6, 2021
This comes just under a month after a mock draft from Sports Illustrated had Champagnie going No. 43 to the Toronto Raptors. Around the same time, ESPN released its own mock draft that had Champagnie going un-drafted.
Champagnie initially announced that he would be testing the NBA Draft waters back on March 23.
“After talking it over with Coach Capel, my other coaches and my family, I have decided to test the NBA Draft process,” he said. “The feedback I will gain from meetings, workouts, and outside evaluations will shape the final decision on whether to remain in the draft or return to the University of Pittsburgh for my junior season. This process will only help my development and allow me to become a better player at Pitt or in the NBA.”
In his stellar sophomore season, Champagnie averaged 18 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for the Panthers en route to earning First Team All-ACC honors. He scored in double digits in every single game of the year, while also racking up 20+ points in seven games. His season high came against Duke, when the Brooklyn native lit up the score sheet for 31 in the win.