Champagnie becomes the 21st player in St. John’s history and the first since Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett in 2017 to earn a place on the conference’s all-freshman team.
The Brooklyn native averaged 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during the regular season, ranking third and second, respectively, among Big East freshmen in those categories.
The Bishop Loughlin graduate scored in double figures 17 times with two 20-point performances and four double-doubles, the highest total by a St. John’s freshman since Moe Harkless recorded 11 double-doubles in 2011-12 before being selected with the 15th overall pick in that summer’s NBA Draft.
Both of Champagnie’s 20-point outings came in the final two games of the regular season, as he poured in a season-high 23 points at Butler before posting a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double in the Red Storm’s regular season finale against Marquette at Madison Square Garden.
Champagnie enters the Big East Tournament shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 32.0 percent from beyond the arc.
In the month of March, Champagnie is averaging 19.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 52.5 percent from the floor and 53.3 percent from three-point range.
Champagnie and the Red Storm will begin postseason play on Wednesday, taking on Georgetown in the opening game of the 2020 BIG EAST Tournament. Tip off is at 7 p.m.