Caleb Swanigan died at the young age of 25, and supporters believe it was due to his weight loss journey.
Swanigan was a major player of Purdue’s 2016–17 team, earning Big Ten Player of the Year honors as well as first-team All-Big Ten honors. He was drafted 26th overall in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, where he spent three seasons.
According to Purdue’s tweet, the world lost a kind spirit on Friday night.
Caleb Swanigan wife: Was Caleb Swanigan married with kids?
Caleb Swanigan has never been married before and he doesn’t have any known partner until his death.
Caleb Swanigan was single before he died.
Who is Caleb Swanigan?
Caleb Sylvester Swanigan was an NBA basketball player in the United States. He was a Purdue Boilermaker basketball player in college. Rivals.com, Scout.com, and ESPN all listed him among the top prep players in the 2015 national class. In the 2014–15 academic year, he finished his senior season for Homestead High School, which went on to win the school’s first state championship. Swanigan was named Mr. Basketball in Indiana and was a McDonald’s All-American.
Swanigan was a Michigan State University commit who later decommitted and committed to Purdue University. Three times he was selected Big Ten Freshman of the Week, a Purdue record. In addition, he was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and was named National Freshman of the Week. Swanigan averaged 10.2 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.
Swanigan was named Big Ten Player of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore, as well as a unanimous first-team All-American. He was a finalist for the 2017 Karl Malone Award, which is given to the best power forward in the country. The Portland Trail Blazers selected him 26th overall in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft on June 22, 2017. Swanigan played for the Trail Blazers twice during his three-year NBA career, as well as the Sacramento Kings.