Caleb Swanigan, a former NBA player, and Purdue Boilermaker passed away at the age of 25 from natural causes on Monday night at a Fort Wayne hospital, as per the reports of the Allen County coroner’s office.
Caleb Swanigan was named the Big Ten Player of the year:
Caleb Swanigan was named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball 2015 his superior year at Homestead High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and guided the team to the state championship.
Highly enrolled, Swangian signed with Purdue after firstly engaging with Michigan State.
Swanigan averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in two seasons at Purdue.
Swanigan was named Big Ten Player of the Year and was named to the first team of All-Big Ten in his sophomore year in addition to being a unanimity first-team All-American. Swanigan reached the finals of the 2017 Karl Malone Award, which is given to the most outstanding power forward in the nation.
Swanigan was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers and selected him 26th overall during the initial round of the 2016 NBA draft on the 22nd of June, 2017. Swanigan was a player with the Trail Blazers twice during his three-year NBA career in addition to the Sacramento Kings
Caleb Swanigan was selected by the Portland Trailblazers:
He entered the 2017 NBA Draft, and the Portland Trailblazers selected him at No. 26.
Following this season he did the smart thing and declared for the NBA Draft.
He was selected by the Portland Trailblazers in the first round, and overall on the 26th. He had done the unthinkable.
The young man who weighed in at nearly 400 pounds had transformed his body and his mind and became a first-round NBA Draft pick.
Caleb Swanigan was arrested for drug addiction:
He was picked up by Portland for a second stint in February 2020 but decided not to join the team in the Orlando bubble when play resumed after the COVID halt, citing personal reasons.
In December 2020, Caleb Swanigan was arrested after several months, for drug addiction and showed out of shape in his mugshot.
One of six children, Swanigan, known as “Biggie,” contended with childhood obesity and homelessness as a middle schooler, per WANE-TV 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Caleb Swanigan also organized a fundraiser for the homeless people:
Caleb Swanigan’s first high school game was covered by WANE-TV sports, a 48-42 Homestead success against Huntington North on November 21, 2012.
Swanigan received an educational history diploma from Purdue and helped organize a fundraiser for the homeless people, per Fox 59.
The Purdue Basketball team tweeted ‘Devastated’ with broken heart emoji and also wrote a heartfelt short note for Caleb Swanigan “Our thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends.
The world lost a gentle soul last night” and also shared an image of him on Twitter. His fans retweeted and commented on the tweet and showed their emotions.