Caleb Swanigan: 2016 Draft Prospect
2015-2016 Season Stats
Courtesy of Purdue Athletics
CAREER NOTES 2015-16 (FRESHMAN SEASON)
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 most for a Purdue freshman since the 1975 season ... Shot 35-of-62 (.565) from the field in his last eight games, averaging 12.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game ... 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 ... Teams with senior A.J. Hammons and sophomore Isaac Haas to form one of the most-intimidating frontcourts in America ... 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 ... Will team with Vince Edwards for tryouts for the 2015 U-19 United States National Team. Roughly 30 players from around the country will participate ... Named to 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 ... Will compete in the Indiana All-Star series this summer ... 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 ... 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 ... Re-classified from 2016 to 2015 and was able to graduate high school in three years.