Caleb Swanigan
Caleb  Swanigan


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 250



Purdue Moves Past CS Fullerton 74-48

Edwards and Edwards combine for 30 points in victory


Edwards Named Wooden Award Finalist

Sophomore is one of six underclassmen among top 15


Honors Continue to Pour in For Edwards

Named to a pair of All-America teams Monday


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Purdue vs. Kansas

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 23, 2017 (USATSI)


NCAA Tournament Practice Photos

NCAA Tournament 1st Round Practice Session Photos


Purdue vs. Vermont

NCAA Tournament First Round - March 16, 2017


No. 16 Purdue vs. Northwestern

No. 16 Purdue vs. Northwestern Big Ten Tournament 3/5/2017


Purdue vs. Michigan State

Feb. 18, 2017


Swanigan Invited to U19 Tryouts (June 2, 2015)
Swanigan Chosen For USA U19 Team (June 17, 2015)
Swanigan Helps USA to Gold Medal (July 5, 2015)
Malone Watch List (Oct. 13, 2015)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 16, 2015)
Wayman Tisdale Watch List (Dec. 2, 2015)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec. 14, 2015)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 7, 2016)
Big Ten's All-Freshman Team (March 7, 2016)
National Freshman of the Week (March 9, 2016)
Swanigan to Test NBA Draft Process (March 22, 2016)
Preseason All-Big Ten (Oct. 11, 2016)
Malone Award Watch List (Oct. 20, 2016)
Naismith Award Watch List (Nov. 10, 2016)
Wooden Award Watch List (Nov. 15, 2016)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 29, 2016)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 19, 2016)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 26, 2016)
Lute Olsen National Player of the Week (Dec.26, 2016)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 9, 2017)
Top 25 Wooden Watch (Jan. 12, 2017)
Big O Award Watch List (Jan. 23, 2017)
Malone Award Top 10 List (Feb. 2, 2017)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 6, 2017)
Lute Olson National Player of the Week (Feb. 6, 2017)
Naismith Trophy Player of the Week (Feb. 7, 2017)
Wooden Award Top 20 List (Feb. 8, 2017)
Naismith Trophy Top 30 List (Feb. 9, 2017)
Swanigan Named Academic All-District (Feb. 9, 2017)
Purdue Launches Biggie4NPOY.com (Feb. 15, 2017)
Purdue Basketball Podcast (Feb. 16, 2017)
Naismith Top-10 Finalist (March 1, 2017)
Second-Team Academic All-American (March 2, 2017)
1-of-5 on Final Ballot for Wooden Award (March 4, 2017)
Big Ten Player of the Week (March 6, 2017)
Swanigan Named to All-America Squads (March 6, 2017)
Swanigan Voted Big Ten Player of the Year (March 6, 2017)
USBWA District V Player of the Year (March 7, 2017)
1-of-5 Malone Award Finalists (March 9, 2017)
First-team USBWA All-American (March 13, 2017)
Basketball Times Player of the Year (March 17, 2017)
1-of-4 Naismith Award Finalists (March 19, 2017)
First-team NABC All-District (March 22, 2017)
First-team NABC All-American (March 24, 2017)
1-of-5 Wooden Award Finalists (March 27, 2017)
First-team Consensus All-American (March 28, 2017)
Swanigan Wins Pete Newell Award (April 2, 2017)

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Swanigan had one of the most dominant seasons in college basketball history, earning first-team consensus All-America and Big Ten Player of the Year accolades. He was a finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Awards and was named the recipient of the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award.
• Averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, while shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 44.7 percent from 3-point range and 78.1 percent from the free throw line.
• Became the first player since Wake Forest's Tim Duncan (1996-97) to average 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in a season.
• Became the first player nationally in at least the last 31 years (since 1985-86) to have at least 640 points, 430 rebounds and 100 assists in a season.
• Set a Big Ten record with 28 double-doubles, the 13th most by a player in NCAA history.
• Became the eighth player in Big Ten history to lead the league in scoring and rebounding.
• Was named Big Ten Player of the Week six times, the second most in league history (7 by Ohio State's Evan Turner; 2009-10).
• His 436 rebounds were the fourth most by a player in Big Ten history and just one player (Ohio State's Jerry Lucas) had more.
• His 227 rebounds in Big Ten play equaled the most in the 55 years (Jerry Lucas in 1962).
• His 14, 20-10 games were the third most for a player since the 2010-11 season.
• Became the fourth player in Purdue history with 600 points and 300 rebounds in a season.
• With a 20-point, 12-rebound, 7-assist game against Iowa State, Swanigan became the third player to reach those totals in an NCAA Tournament game since the 2011 tournament.
• Had double-double streaks of nine (third-longest at Purdue) and eight (fourth-longest) games during the season.
• Opened the season with 23 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists against McNeese State, becoming the third major-college player in the last 10 years to have a 20-20-5 game (Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, LSU's Ben Simmons).
• Had four 20-20 games in 2016-17. The rest of the Big Ten has two combined in the last 20 years.
• His four 20-20 games are the second most in a season in the last 20 years.
• Had Purdue's first 30-20 game since 1971 with a 32-point, 20-rebound showing against Norfolk State.
• Had 28 points and 22 rebounds against Minnesota on New Year's Day.
• Averaged 24.5 points and 16.0 rebounds in two games against Michigan State.
• Averaged 22.0 points and 15.0 rebounds in two games vs. Northwestern.
• Scored in double-figures in 34-of-35 games (Arizona State) and surpassed 20 points 15 times.

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
Game-by-Game Statistics / Photos
• Swanigan had an outstanding freshman campaign being named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team as well as a midseason finalist for the Wayman Tisdale Award (nation's top freshman) and early-season candidate for the Karl Malone Award (nation's top power forward).
• Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week a school-record three times, sharing the league lead with Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ethan Happ of Wisconsin.
• Averaged 10.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, setting Purdue freshman records for rebounds (282 / previous record was 206) and double-doubles (8). His 348 points were the eighth most by a Purdue freshman in school history.
• Became the second Purdue freshman in school history with 300 points, 200 rebounds and 50 assists (Robbie Hummel).
• Was 1-of-3 freshmen nationally with 340 points, 280 rebounds, 60 assists and 20 made 3-pointers (Memphis' Dedric Lawson, IPFW's John Konchar).
• Became the first Purdue freshman since Russell Cross in 1981 to have at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in a game, when he had 25 and 11 against Butler in the Crossroads Classic.
• Dominated Wisconsin in the regular-season finale with 27 points and eight rebounds while going 6-of-7 from the field and 14-of-17 from the free throw line.
• His 14 rebounds against IUPUI were the second most for a freshman in school history and most for a freshman since 1975.
• Had six double-figure scoring outings in his last eight games.

• Perhaps Purdue's most-decorated recruit in school history, Swanigan was ranked No. 9 in the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2015. Was also ranked the third nationally at his position and was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball.
• Ranked the 13th-best player by Scout.com and the 19th-best player in America by Rivals.com.
• Became Purdue's first Indiana Mr. Basketball to play for the Boilermakers since Glenn Robinson won the award in 1991.
• Became Purdue's first McDonald's All-American since Mike Robinson in 1996.
• One of 30 players nationally named to the Parade All-American high school boys basketball team.
• Widely regarded the top rebounder in all of high school basketball during this last season.
• Selected by Bleacher Report to have one of the most-productive seasons by a freshman in college basketball in 2015-16.
• Averaged 22.6 PPG and 13.7 RPG at Homestead High School, leading the Fort Wayne school to its first state title in school history in 2015.
• Was named Gatorade Player of the Year after setting school records in career points (1,649), career rebounds (1,048), single-season points (704) and single-season rebounds (424).
• Ranked second in school history in career blocks (106) and assists (204).
• Helped Team USA to the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, averaging 6.1 PPG and 4.4 RPG while shooting 60.0 percent from the field, helping the American team to a 7-0 record.
• Helped Team USA to the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, by averaging 8.0 PPG and 5.7 RPG. Swanigan shot 16-23 (.696) from the field and 24-31 (.774) from the free throw line. Also contributed 11 steals, six assists and four blocked shots.
• Suited up for Team USA in the 2015 Junior National Select Team during the 18th Annual Nike Hoop Summit.
• Teamed with Vincent Edwards for tryouts for the 2015 U-19 United States National Team. Roughly 30 players from around the country participated.
• Named the All-USA Today Indiana Player of the Year.
• Scored 40 points with 19 rebounds in the Semi-State win over South Bend Riley to lead Homestead to the State finals.
• Averaged 25.2 PPG, 13.5 RPG and 3.1 APG to help team to Class 4A State Semifinals in 2013 as a sophomore.
• Turned down scholarship offers from Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, Michigan State and California among others.

• Born April 18, 1997.
• Majoring in general education / educational studies.
• Father is Roosevelt Barnes, who played football and basketball at Purdue in the late 70s and early 80s. Was a member of Purdue's Final Four team in 1980.
• Reclassified from 2016 to 2015 and was able to graduate high school in three years.


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