Pitt’s Justin Champagnie to hire agent, enter NBA draft

Pitt sophomore Justin Champagnie will hire an agent and enter the 2021 NBA Draft.The 6-foot-6 swingman announced his decision in an Instagram post on Monday, and the school also issued a news release.”My parents and my family have been my biggest supporters and they have made a lot of sacrifices to help put me in this position. I am excited about the opportunity to pursue my NBA dreams and be in a position to pay them back for everything they have invested in me,” Champagnie said, per the news release.”It was a difficult decision because Pitt has been such a special place in my development … but I know it is time to begin my professional career. I am prepared to take the next step, accept the next challenge and put in the work it takes to succeed at the next level.”Champagnie averaged 18.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season. A first-team All-ACC selection and an honorable mention All-American, he ranked among conference leaders in nine categories.