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IU basketball players react to the death of former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan

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.

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