2 - Julian Champagnie

6-7, 210 Small Forward
St. Johns Junior
Birthday
06/29/01 (21.4 yrs)
Hometown
Brooklyn, NY
High School
Bishop Loughlin
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Justin Champagnie

Strengths: A smooth moving, prolific scorer who averaged nearly 20 points per game in his final two seasons with St. John’s … Great size on the wing and at just under 6’7 barefoot … Good strength and solid frame … Terrific off-ball movement … Can catch-and-shoot with limitless range on the move and in spot-ups … Utilizes solid pump-fake to get his defender in the air and knock down step-back jumpers off the dribble. One of the major highlights of his offensive game … Uses his length (6’10 wingspan) and physicality to rebound well on both ends, as he averaged seven rebounds per game in his three-year career … Experienced prospect while still only 21 years old on draft day … Decent shooting mechanics that doesn’t need too much tweaking, allowing him to start working to improve immediately … Capable of scoring on the outside and attacking the rim, but his interior scoring package won’t be good enough without his perimeter jumper consistently falling … Terrific help defender who seems to elevate more than his athletic testing at the combine suggests. Averaged a block and two steals per game as a junior, which should translate with his prototypical size and length … Takes care of the ball despite high-usage rate as he never averaged two turnovers per game in college … Smart defender who stays out of foul trouble … Decent passer who whips in passes with pace and anticipation

Weaknesses: Isn’t a terrific athlete and could struggle defensively against the elite NBA wings he’ll be matched up against … Foot speed isn’t the greatest … His strength is the only athletic component of his game that shouldn’t let him down as he makes the jump from the Big East to the pros … Streaky shooter who really struggled against physical and athletic wings who he couldn’t bully inside the arc and create separation against on the perimeter … Experienced a 5% dip in his 3-point shot and 10% dip at the free-throw line despite similar volume … Doesn’t have terrific upside and most likely projects as no more than a 15-20 minute per game role player in his prime … Can settle for outside shots a little too often in isolations … Relied on his size and length offensively, which won’t fly at the next level

Notes: Twin brother of Raptors forward Justin … Two-Time All Big East … Big East All-Freshman and Most Improved Player … Brooklyn native who stayed close to home for college … Finalist for Julius Erving Award as a junior … Only failed to score in double-digits five times out of 31 opportunities

Notes:Measured: 6’6.25” barefoot, 6’7.75” in shoes, 8’11.0” standing reach, 212.4 lbs, 6’10.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine … Measured 6’6.5” Barefoot, 6’7.5” in shoes 8’10.5” standing reach, 217.4 lbs, and 6’10.0” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Derek Bast 6/21/22

 

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