SAN ANTONIO (July 6, 2023) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have re-signed forward Julian Champagnie (SHAM-penny). Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

Champagnie, 6-8/220, joined the Silver and Black midway through the 2022-23 season on a two-way contract. In 15 games (three starts) with San Antonio, he averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 20.9 minutes. The New York native scored a season-high 26 points in a win over the Sacramento Kings on April 2, the second-most points ever for a rookie on a two-way contract. Champagnie scored in double-digits in the final five games of the season, including 20-plus in three of the five games. He appeared in eight games with the Austin Spurs and averaged 18.1 points, 8.4 points, 2.5 assists in 33.9 minutes.

Prior to joining the Spurs, Champagnie was on a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He appeared in two games with the 76ers and 18 G League games with the Delaware Blue Coats, averaging 14.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 28.5 minutes. 

Champagnie went undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft after spending three years (2019-22) at St. John’s University, where he garnered All-Big East First Team honors as a sophomore and junior. The former Red Storm forward averaged 16.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.7 minutes in 88 games.

The second-year forward is currently playing on the Spurs Summer League team, where he’s averaging 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and shooting 45.5% from three in 25.9 minutes through two games.