Julian Champagnie Bio: Family, Relationship, And Contracts

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After being undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft, Julian Champagnie saw himself in NBA as a two-way player. Currently, the Staten Island-born plays for San Antonio Spurs & its G-league affiliate Austin Spurs.

Before the Spurs claimed the waiver of Julian, he was on another two-way contract, splitting his time between the 76ers & its affiliate, Delaware Blue Coats, in the 2022 season.

Along with Champagnie, his twin brother Justin is also an NBA player who signed with the G-league team Sioux Falls Skyforce in early 2023.

Julian Champagnie For San Antonio Spurs
Julian Champagnie For San Antonio Spurs (Source: Instagram)

Born to a soccer player father, Julian rather took his steps into hoops & now stands among the aspiring young basketball figures. 

Talking about more on his personal life, the Spurs’ small forward is in a relationship with Cassidy, with whom he often features in his stories.

This article will reveal everything you need to know about Julian Champagnie’s family, education, career, and relationships.

Quick Facts

Full Name Julian Kymani Champagnie
Birthdate June 29, 2001
Age 22 Years Old
Birthplace Staten Island, New York, United States
Father’s Name Ranford Champagnie
Mother’s Name Christina Champagnie
Siblings Two
Sibling’s Name Justin, Jaylen
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Marital Status  Relationship
Girlfriend’s Name Cassidy
Height 6 feet 8 inches/ 203 cm/ 2.03 m
Weight 220 lbs/ 99 kg
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education
  • High School: Bishop Loughlin
  • College: St. John’s (2019-2022)
Awards & Achievements
  • 2 Times First-team All-Big East (2021,2022)
  • Big East Co-Most Improved Player (2021)
  • Big East All-Freshman Team (2020)
NBA Draft Undrafted (2022 NBA Draft)
Playing Career 2022- Present
Position Small Forward
Jersey Number 30
Average Annual Salary $500k
Net Worth $300k
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Julian Champagnie’s Family!

Julian Champagnie was born on June 29, 2001, in Staten Island, New York, to Christina and Ranford Champagnie.

He has an elder twin brother Justin, and a younger brother Jaylen.

His father, Ranford, was the head coach of the soccer team of Baruch College from 2003 to 2017. 

The Bearcats appointed Ranford as the men’s soccer coach on December 15, 2003. Before joining as the soccer coach, he was the access supervisor at Verizon.

Ranford attended high school at Campion College in Jamaica, West Indies. He then finished college at St. John’s University in 1999 and majored in marketing research.

During his time in college, Ranford also played soccer and led the team to the 1996 NCAA Division I National Championship.

Julian (Right) With His Twin Brother, Younger Brother And Mother
Julian (Right) With His Twin Brother, Younger Brother, And Mother (Source: Instagram)

Ranford hoped that one of his twin sons would follow his path, but things went differently than he expected, as both are currently basketball players. His youngest son, Jaylen, has also been already hooked on basketball.

Her mother, Christina, is a school teacher at the St. Peter Catholic Academy.

She received her degree from St. Francis College and has taught in the Catholic School System for over 21 years.

His elder twin brother Justin plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA G League.

High School And Collegiate Basketball

Julian attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and played basketball alongside his twin brother.

He averaged 15 points per game in his junior year and 17.2 points per game in his senior year.

Julian joined St. John’s over Pittsburgh, Washington State, Cincinnati, and Seton Hall offers. However, his twin brother decided to play collegiate basketball for Pittsburgh.

Throughout the history of basketball, many pairs of talented twins have played college basketball.

Examples include Markieff and Marcus Morris from Kansas, Aaron and Andrew Harrison from Kentucky, Caleb and Cody Martin from NC  and Nevada, as well as Brook and Robin Lopez and Jason and Jarron Collins from Stanford.

Julian finished his college career as the 20th-highest scorer with 1408 points and fourth on the career 3-pointers with 149.

Professional Career 

After going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft, Julian signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Sixers.

The 2021 Big East Co-Most Improved Player made his NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Brooklyn Nets on November 22, 2022, in which he featured for two minutes.

Julian Champagnie For The Spurs
Julian Champagnie For The Spurs (Source: Facebook)

He only played two games for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and thirty-two games for the Delaware Blue Coats in the NBA G League.

Julian made his G League career-high of 39 points against the Capital City Go-Go on October 10, 2022.

On February 14, 2023, the Sixers ended their contract with Julian & after two days, the San Antonio Spurs claimed the waiver.

Battle Of Twin Brothers: Julian And Justin

Julian was born seven minutes after Justin, and they both began playing basketball at the age of 5.

While playing, Justin was energetic and expressive, often showing his aggression and trash-talking, whereas Julian was the quieter of the two.

Julian entered the NBA draft in 2022 as a junior, while his twin brother Justin entered a year earlier in 2021 as a sophomore, but unfortunately, both were not selected.

Julian Champagnie (Left) And Justin Champagnie (Right)
Julian For The Blue Coats And Justin For The Raptors (Source: Raptors HQ)

On December 1, 2022, the twins went head to head in a game between the Delaware Blue Coats (Julian’s team) and the Raptors 905 (Justin’s team) in the NBA G League.

The younger twin, Julian, emerged victorious with a 127-117 win over his older brother’s team.

In the match, both brothers recorded a double-double, with Julian scoring 27 points and grabbing ten rebounds and Justin scoring 22 points and getting ten rebounds.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth & Salary

Julian’s career spans only one season, resulting in an estimated net worth of approximately $300k.

Most of his earnings are from his salary from the NBA contract. In addition to his salary, he also earns by selling his own merchandise. 

It is probable that Julian, who holds a two-way contract with the Spurs, will earn approximately $500k for the 2022-23 season.

Two-way contract players have a reported salary of half of the minimum NBA salary, which is $1 million.

Contracts

Julian Champagnie was undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022.

He signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Sixers and Austin Spurs on July 2, 2022.

The Sixers ended the two-way contract with Julian on February 14, 2023.

The San Antonio Spurs claimed the waiver two days later and signed him in a two-way contract.

Julian will be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season, with the Spurs having the option to meet the qualifying offer of $1.76 million.

Relationships Status

The small forward for the Spurs is currently in a relationship with Cassidy, who goes by the Instagram handle @omg.its.cassidyy.

Although he is not yet married, the 2.03 m basketball player is active on both Instagram and Twitter, with 11.7k followers and 3.6k followers, respectively.

Julian With His Girlfriend Cassidy
Julian With His Girlfriend Cassidy (Source: Instagram)

Julian has shared romantic moments with Cassidy on his Instagram stories, and she also dedicates her stories to him.

The couple often compliments each other on their social media posts, showcasing their love for each other.

Popularity Graph

The graph below shows the number of interests over time of Julian Champagnie.

Popularity Graph of Julian Champagnie
Popularity Graph of Julian Champagnie (Source: Google Trends)

In June 2022, Champagnie’s search volume reached its highest point, and the probable reason could be due to his announcement for the NBA Draft and the interest of teams in scouting him.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Justin and Julian Champagnie identical twins?

Yes, they are. Justin, the elder of the two, was born seven minutes before Julian.

Was Julian Champagnie selected in the 2022 NBA Draft?

No, he was not drafted in the 2022 NBA Draft.

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