Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan has died at the age of 25. WANE 15 reported that Swanigan died of natural causes.
Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2015, Swanigan elected to stay home and play for the Boilermakers after originally committing to Michigan State. Swanigan was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and first-team All American after his sophomore season in West Lafayette.
Swanigan was drafted 26th overall in 2017 by the Trail Blazers and appeared in 75 games in the NBA. He spent 10 games with the Kings and 65 with the Trail Blazers. He last appeared in the league in the 2019-20 season.
Former Indiana head coach Tom Crean, IU players from the time including Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams, and current IU star Trayce Jackson-Davis remembered Swanigan and expressed condolences. Ferrell and Williams were both teammates of Swanigan with the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.
Caleb Swanigan was someone I truly rooted for. No matter if it was his work ethic to change his game and weight or when he got his degree at @LifeAtPurdue The connection that Matt Painter and @BoilerBall had with Caleb brought the best out in all of them. God bless his soul.
— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) June 21, 2022
I played with Caleb in sacramento, he was one of the nicest and most humble dude i played with. RIP 💔 https://t.co/dRScL4c5Oe
— Kevin Yogi Ferrell (@YogiFerrell11) June 21, 2022
This is sad to hear. We played against each other in college and together while in Sacramento. This is devastating. I’ll miss all the jokes and laughs we shared. https://t.co/sGZnXZjCFI
— Troy Williams (@troywilliams_) June 21, 2022
smh gone way too soon #RIP ❤️😔 https://t.co/eARTjqfvyt
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) June 21, 2022
I know sports rivalries can be intense, but i want to put that aside and give my sincere condolences and prayers to Caleb Swanigans family and loved ones..Praying for healing and peace to those affected by such a tragic loss!
— Verdell Jones (@Vj3_217) June 21, 2022
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