PHILADELPHIA – JULY 2, 2022 – Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed Julian Champagnie to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Champagnie joins Philadelphia after playing for the St. John’s Red Storm for three collegiate seasons, posting averages of 16.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. These numbers led to Champagnie earning two consecutive First Team All-Big East selections, becoming the seventh player in Red Storm history to earn the honor twice.
In his third and final college season, he averaged 19.2 points, which ranked second in the conference. By the end of his college career, Champagnie ranked 20th on the St. John’s program’s all-time scoring list with 1,408 total points while his 149 made threes rank fourth in Red Storm history.
As a sophomore, Champagnie more than doubled his scoring average to 19.8 points which led the conference along with upping his boards per game to 7.4 per contest. He also led the Big East with a free throw percentage of .887, eventually capturing 2020-21 Big East Most Improved Player honors. In his debut season, he was named to the Big East All-Freshman team with averages of 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds.
A Staten Island native, Champagnie is the twin brother of Justin Champagnie who most recently played for the Toronto Raptors.
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have a maximum of two players under two-way contracts in addition to the players under standard NBA contracts. A two-way player for the 76ers will also be eligible to provide services to the team’s G League affiliate – the Delaware Blue Coats.