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Former Pitt Star Justin Champagnie Makes Strong First Impression at NBA Combine



On Thursday, in a scrimmage against other draft hopefuls, former Pitt forward Justin Champagnie took full advantage of his first chance to shine at the NBA Combine, posting a double-double, leading the game in rebounds, and leading his team to victory.

Champagnie, who played the third-most minutes out of all eighteen players who participated in the scrimmage, finished with 11 points, two assists, and a game-high 12 rebounds. He also had one steal, three fouls, and only one turnover in his 23 minutes and 45 seconds on the court. 

The Brooklyn native went three for nine from the floor, while also failing to knock down either one of his two three-point attempts. He also committed the lone technical foul in the contest, picking up the ‘T’ for slapping the ball out of an opponent’s hands after the whistle.

Prior to the scrimmage, Champagnie measured in at the combine with a height of 6-foot-6 and three quarters inches and a wing span of 6-foot-9 and one half inches.

The former Pitt star played two seasons for Jeff Capel, averaging 18 points and 11.1 rebounds per game in his sophomore campaign, earning him First Team All-ACC honors.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Great to see. Keep it up Justin !

Dennis Wagner
1 year ago
Reply to  TJ

In reality not such a great day looking at his shooting percent especially from 3 point line. Rebounds are insignificant when rating a 6’6″ 200lb. guard. He is performing at the level he did at Pitt against other college players. The reasons he was foolish to go pro will always haunt him, his size, lack of ball-handling, and consistent outside shooting. His lack of quickness and determination at the next level. Justin is no Billy Knight, who was the same height but could get his own shot and was deadly accurate and a quicker player all-around. No comparison between the… Read more »

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