Caleb Swanigan died Monday night, according to the Purdue men's basketball team, but no other details were provided.
Swanigan, a 6-foot-9 first-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, spent three years in the NBA with the
Blazers and Sacramento Kings. Swanigan, who was named Mr. Basketball in Indiana in 2015, was a highly sought-after
prospect who chose to stay home and play for the Boilermakers after committing to Michigan State. Swanigan
had a breakout second season at Purdue, earning Big Ten Player of the Year honours and being selected a consensus
first-team All-American. In addition, he was a finalist for the Naismith Award. He entered the NBA draught after the
season and was taken No. 26 overall. Swanigan was a standout at Purdue before being taken with the 26th overall
pick in the 2017 NBA draught by Portland. His second season, when he averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, he was
by Purdue's men's basketball team, who wrote on social media that "the world lost a lovely spirit last night.
Swanigan died of natural causes, according to the Allen County Coroner's Office, according to WANE, a news station