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Ex-Purdue star, NBA 1st-rounder Swanigan dies

Ex-Purdue star, NBA 1st-rounder Swanigan dies

Former NBA participant and Purdue Boilermakers standout Caleb Swanigan has died. He was 25.

Swanigan died Monday evening, with the Allen County coroner’s workplace saying he died of pure causes at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital.

A primary-round choose of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, 6-foot-9 Swanigan performed three years within the NBA with the Blazers and Sacramento Kings.

Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2015, Swanigan was a extremely sought-after recruit who elected to remain dwelling and play for the Boilermakers after initially committing to Michigan State.

Swanigan had a standout sophomore marketing campaign at Purdue and was named the Large Ten Participant of the 12 months and was a consensus first-team All American. He was additionally a finalist for the Naismith Award. After the season, he entered the NBA draft and was chosen No. 26.

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