Caleb Swanigan
Caleb  Swanigan


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 250



Swanigan Named Wooden Award Finalist

1-of-5 finalists and a first-team Wooden All-American


Purdue Falls to Kansas in Sweet 16

Swanigan has 18 points and seven boards


Swanigan Named NABC All-American

List of growing accolades continues for Purdue sophomore


59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs


Swanigan First-Team NABC All-District

Leads Purdue into Sweet 16 vs. Kansas on Thursday


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)

• National Player of the Year and All-America candidate, Swanigan was ranked one as of the top-10 freshmen in the country last year.
• One of Purdue's top freshmen in school history, ranking first in rebounds, double-doubles, games started and eighth in scoring among Purdue rookies.
• Was the first freshman in school history to have a double-double in a season opener.
• Led the Big Ten in rebounding (8.3), the first Purdue player since at least 1990-91 (all games) to lead the league in rebounding.
• Returned to Purdue after putting his name into the NBA Draft and being selected for the NBA Combine.

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.
• Guardian 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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