Caleb Swanigan

Caleb Sylvester Swanigan (April 18, 1997 – June 20, 2022) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers.[1] He was ranked among the top prep players in the national class of 2015 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. He completed his senior season in the 2014–15 academic year for Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who went on to win the first state championship in the school's history. Swanigan was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball and a McDonald's All-American.

Caleb Swanigan
Swanigan with the Purdue Boilermakers in 2017
Personal information
Born(1997-04-18)April 18, 1997
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJune 20, 2022(2022-06-20) (aged 25)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High schoolHomestead (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
CollegePurdue (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2017–2020
PositionPower forward
Number50
Career history
20172019Portland Trail Blazers
2017–2018Canton Charge
2018–2019Texas Legends
20192020Sacramento Kings
2019Stockton Kings
2020Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points169 (2.3 ppg)
Rebounds218 (2.9 rpg)
Assists56 (0.7 apg)
Stats  at NBA.com
Stats  at Basketball-Reference.com

Swanigan originally committed to Michigan State University, but later decommitted and committed to Purdue University. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times, a record at Purdue. He was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and also received a National Freshman of the Week award. Swanigan finished the season with 10.2 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game.

During his sophomore year, Swanigan was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten, and was a unanimous first-team All-American. He was a finalist for the 2017 Karl Malone Award, given to the nation's top power forward. He was selected 26th overall in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.[2] Over his three-year NBA career, Swanigan had two stints with the Trail Blazers; he also played for the Sacramento Kings.


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