Crusaders Men's Basketball BIO
Robert Champion
Player Profile:
Robert Champion 2288872
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Catholic

• A Veteran Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy
• A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-2016:
• Named the Lids Team Sports Patriot League Player of the Week on Dec. 14
• Selected as the Crusader of the Week on March 21
• Played in all 35 games on the season, starting 13 times
• Averaged a team-best 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest
• Hit 44.3 percent of his field goal attempts (145 of 327) and 36.0 percent of his three-pointers (58 of 161)
• Grabbed 144 of his 168 rebounds on the defensive end
• Ranked 11th in the Patriot League in defensive rebounds, 15th in three-point percent and three-pointers made, 17th in rebounding and 18th in scoring
• Led the team in scoring 12 times, in rebounding 11 times, in steals 10 times, in assists four times and in blocks twice
• Scored in double-figures 21 times, including six 20-point games
• Tied the school single-season record for games played, while placing eighth for three-point attempts for 10th for three-pointers made
• Totaled 22 points and four rebounds vs. Oregon in the NCAA Tournament
• Led the team with 19 points and four rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Southern, including a three-pointer and two clutch free throws in the final minute
• Had seven points, six assists and three rebounds in the Patriot League championship game victory at Lehigh
• Led the team with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists in the Patriot League semifinal victory at Army
• Recorded 10 points, nine rebounds and two steals in the Patriot League quarterfinal win at Bucknell, including a three-pointer to tie the game as time expired in the first overtime
• Had five points, two rebounds and two assists in the Patriot League Tournament first round victory at Loyola (Md.)
• Led the team with 25 points and seven rebounds at Lehigh, while hitting seven of 11 three-point field goal attempts
• Tied the school single-game record with seven three-pointers at Lehigh
• Scored a team-high 24 points and grabbed six rebounds at Lafayette
• Led the team with 22 points, four rebounds and three steals at Hartford
• Posted 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists at Navy
• Totaled 20 points and seven assists in the win over Maine
• Recorded 19 points, four assists and three steals against New Hampshire
• Led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds in the victory at Marist
• Tallied 14 points and seven rebounds at Boston University
• Totaled 14 points and eight rebounds against American
• Tallied 14 points and three rebounds in the win over Navy
• Led the team with 13 points and four rebounds at Rhode Island
• Recorded 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory over Lafayette
• Totaled 12 points, three rebounds and two assists at Colgate
• Posted 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals at Brown

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-2015:
• Played in 29 games off the bench
• Averaged 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game
• Hit 46.8 percent of his field goals (51 of 109) and 37.9 percent of his three-pointers (22 of 58) on the year
• Led the team in steals six times, in blocked shots twice, in scoring once and in rebounding once
• Scored in double-figures four times on the season
• Netted 16 points in the win at Boston University, hitting six of seven field goal attempts and all four of his three-pointers
• Tallied 15 points and six rebounds at Navy
• Totaled 13 points, four steals and three rebounds at Colgate
• Recorded 10 points and five rebounds in the Patriot League first round victory over Loyola (Md.)
• Finished with nine points and two rebounds at Lafayette
• Recorded nine points and two rebounds against Nichols
• Tallied eight points and three rebounds against Boston University
• Scored six points in the victory over Loyola (Md.)
• Posted six points and two rebounds at Bucknell
• Had six points, two rebounds and two assists at Lehigh
• Scored six points at Canisius
• Totaled six points and three rebounds against Hartford
• Scored five points in the victory over No. 25 Harvard

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-2014:
• Played in 25 games on the season
• Averaged 2.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game
• Led the team in blocked shots once
• Scored eight points against Yale in the Tournament second round
• Tallied eight points and one rebound in the win at New Jersey Tech
• Finished with eight points and three rebounds in the victory over Albany
• Scored six points against American, hitting two of three three-pointers
• Recorded six points, a rebound and a blocked shot at New Hampshire
• Finished with five points and one rebound in the victory at Lehigh
• Had five points and two rebounds at Hartford
• Posted three points and one rebound in the win at Colgate
• Scored three points and grabbed a rebound in the home win over Army
• Had three points in the victory at Lafayette
• Scored three points and pulled down one rebound against Canisius
• Posted three points and one rebound in the victory over Hartford during the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

• Spent one postgraduate year at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.
• Helped Brewster to an overall record of 32-6 and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class AAA championship in 2012-2013
• Previously graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C., where he led the team to a 22-7 record during his senior year
• Averaged 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.7 assists as a senior, while connecting on 72 of 147 shots from three-point range (49.0 percent)
• Named to the Class 3A All-State team
• Earned second team All-District honors in Mecklenburg County
• Played AAU ball for the New England Playaz basketball club

• Son of Wes and Judy Champion
• Has one brother (James) and two sisters (Anna and Elizabeth)
• Majoring in Economics

Champion's Career Statistics

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2013-14   25-0  244  9.8  23  71  .324  16  59  .271  11  .364  17  23  0.9  16  66  2.6 
2014-15   29-0  400  13.8  51  109  .468  22  58  .379  15  25  .600  18  34  52  1.8  49  11  24  17  139  4.8 
2015-16   35-13  964  27.5  145  327  .443  58  161  .360  73  107  .682  24  144  168  4.8  93  52  57  36  421  12.0 
TOTAL  89-13  1608  18.1  219  507  .432  96  278  .345  92  143  .643  48  195  243  2.7  158  69  89  12  58  626  7.0 
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