Sports Round-Up Sept. 10

Ex-Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, and St. John’s University, Jamaica, basketball standout Julian Champagnie hosted a free youth hoops clinic Aug. 28 in Brooklyn at the Major Owens Center. Champagnie played this summer for the Philadelphia 76ers after signing a two-way contract following the NBA Draft.

The Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, boys’ varsity basketball team has been ranked No. 16 in the nation heading into the 2022-2023 season, as ranked by The Season Ticket grassroots basketball scouting organization. The Royals finished 15-11 last year en route to being ranked the No. 1 team in New York State. Standout players include seniors Brandon Williams, Brandon Gardner, DeCoursey Corley, and Bryce Merchant; junior Qing Pang; and sophomores Markell Alston and Kiyan Anthony, son of NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony.

St. John’s University, Jamaica, will induct seven new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Honorees include:

• Ed Blankmeyer, baseball: winningest coach in the history of both St. John’s University and the Big East Conference compiling a cumulative record of 829-500-4
• Priscilla Frederick, women’s track and field: multi-time All-American who holds program records in the high jump and 60-meter hurdles en route to competing in the 2016 Olympic Games
• Daryl Homer, men’s fencing: four-time All- American who competed in three Olympic Games (2012, 2016, 2020) and became the fourth American man to medal in the individual saber since 1984 when he captured silver in Rio de Janeiro in 2016
• Jerry Houston, men’s basketball: three-year varsity letterwinner and team captain who helped guide the Johnnies to the 1965 National Invitation Tournament championship
• Kieran McArdle, men’s lacrosse: two-time All- American who still stands as the program’s career leader in points, goals, and assists
• Nadirah McKenith, women’s basketball: an All-Big East First Team selection and the All-Met Player of the Year who helped the Red Storm reach its first-ever NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
• Jayson Williams, men’s basketball: All-Big East honoree with two appearances in the NCAA Tournament who spent 10 years in the NBA, mainly with the New Jersey Nets