Julian Champagnie, a senior standout from Bishop Loughlin (NY), announced earlier this week his commitment to St. John’s. Champagnie’s original plan was to graduate high school, reclassify to the class of 2020 by going to a post-graduate school. The New York City native changed his mind as he has decided to stay home.
Q: Why did you decide on St. John’s?
A: “I grew up around St. John’s my whole life. My Dad and Aunt went there so it felt like a second home to me.”
Q: What is it like to stay home in NYC and play in front of your friends and family?
A: “It’s really a dream come true. I’ve dreamed about having my family and friends watching me on the big stage and now that it’s about to come true. I feel great.”
Q: What was Coach Anderson’s message to you?
A: “His message was to come to St. John’s because I’m at home and he doesn’t have a player like me. I’m able to play the one through four so he would love to have me.”
Q: Do you like the direction the program is headed in?
A: “I do like the direction the program is headed. Last year, they made the first four and with the returning players and with the people coming in I think we have a shot to go further than we did last year. This coaching staff brings a winning attitude.”