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.
Quentin Grimes drops it off to Justin Champagnie who finishes the hammer!!! pic.twitter.com/JgdUqEW6IK
— Aram Cannuscio (@AC__Hoops) June 24, 2021
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.
Slow-motion look at Justin Champagnie’s shooting mechanics. The 19-year-old averaged 18 PTS, 11 REBS, 1.2 STL and 1.3 BLK for Pitt last season, knocking down 31.1% of his 3s on 74 total attempts. pic.twitter.com/wkjwTSkSUh
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) June 22, 2021
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.