Julian Champagnie, a freshman on the St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball team, was named All-Met Rookie of the Year by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. The graduate of Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, averaged 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game en route to becoming the 13th player in program history to earn the honor.
Local coaches and former athletes of all levels recently took to Twitter using the hashtag #TeamNewYork to continue to spread the message for New Yorkers to stay home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Former New York Mets pitcher and Brooklyn’s own John Franco; St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson and women’s basketball coach Joe Tartamella; and St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, men’s basketball coach Glenn Braica and women’s basketball coach Linda Cimino all supported the cause.
Additionally, local varsity CHSAA high school basketball coaches Dan Wiatre (St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay), Anthony Olszewski (Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst) and John Kiggins (St. John’s Prep, Astoria) were among the many to widely share the hashtag to promote Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s stay-at-home orders.
The following CHSAA boys’ varsity basketball players were honored with 2019-2020 All-State Team nods by the New York State Sportswriters Association:
Ryan Myers: Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; senior; 19.8 points per game; Second Team
Tyler Chapman: Holy Cross H.S., Flushing; senior; 17.9 points per game; Seventh Team
Todd Rochelle: St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; junior; 13.6 points per game; Ninth Team
Sterling Jones: Christ the King; junior; 16.1 points per game; 10th Team
Nick Folk: Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge; junior; 17.2 points per game; 10th Team
Christian Bliss: Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood; freshman; 16.1 points per game; 12th Team
Latiek Briscoe: St. Francis Prep; sophomore; 13.6 points per game; 12th Team
Mick Browne: Archbishop Molloy; senior; 16.8 points per game; 15th Team
Maurice Doby: Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene; senior; Honorable Mention
Shawn Fulcher: Xaverian; junior; Honorable Mention
Elijah Hardison: Xaverian; senior; Honorable Mention
Shemar Latty: St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay; senior; 19.5 points per game; Second Team
Sean Edwards: St. Edmund Prep; senior; Honorable Mention
Joseph Medina: Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst; senior; Honorable Mention
Bambou Toure: St. John’s Prep, Astoria; junior; Honorable Mention