Boston Celtics Sign Former Pitt F Justin Champagnie
After being waived by the Toronto Raptors back in December, former Pitt star Justin Champagnie has now found a new home in the professional basketball ranks.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Champagnie was signed by the Boston Celtics on Monday.
The Boston Celtics are planning to sign NBA G League Sioux Falls forward Justin Champagnie, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Champagnie spent parts of last two seasons with the Raptors, and has averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds for Sioux Falls.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 3, 2023
Champagnie has been competing in the G League for the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season, averaging 18 points and eight rebounds per game in 23 games and 15 starts.
He played in 36 games last season for the NBA’s Raptors, averaging 7.8 minutes and 2.3 points per game. He scored 81 points and grabbed 72 rebounds in that rookie campaign.
Champagnie earned 1st Team All-ACC honors as a sophomore at Pitt, averaging more than 18 points per game. The Brooklyn, New York native played 53 games for Pitt and scored 779 points in his collegiate career.
Good pickup … hope that everything works out for him. H2P ..
Not many Pitt or quasi-Pitt hoopers in the league … Adams, Champagnie, Cam Johnson and Khem Birch. Others?