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Sunday / May 19.
  • Twins Julian and Justin Champagnie to decide soon, will go 2019

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA 

    NEW YORK — Twins Julian and Justin Champagnie will make a college decision in the next week or so and plan to enroll in 2019.

    “We’re going to make a decision sometime this week or the beginning of next week,” Julian told me after his Bishop Loughlin team lost to Christ the King, 72-61, in the CHSAA AA semifinals at Fordham University on Thursday.

    Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Tulane are all in the mix for 2019, he said. The 6-foot-6 twins had also considered prepping and going to college in 2020.

    “I’ve been to every school,” Julian said, adding they are done with visits.

    Asked if he and his brother were definitely going together, Julian said, “Yeah.”

    Pitt coach Jeff Capel sat courtside and St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih was also in the house. Julian shot 5-of-13 for 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals while Justin was 0-of-8 for 4 points and 2 rebounds.

    Asked what Pitt’s message was, Julian said, “Come, we really like you guys.”

    He said that all of the schools have the same message.

    “All the same thing,” he said.

    As for what skillset they will bring, he said, “For me, I’m more of a bigger guard and Justin’s more of a powerful, aggressive person so we hope to bring that to whatever school we go to.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.