Ex-Purdue Basketball Star Caleb Swanigan Passes Away At 25, School Announces

West Lafayette, Indiana - May 30, 2022: Mackey Arena for NCAA Basketball at Purdue University college campus

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Caleb Swanigan, the former Purdue basketball standout who played three NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings, has passed away at age 25.

Purdue University announced the tragic news on Monday morning.

“Devastated,” the school said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends. The world lost a gentle soul last night. Love you Biggie.”

A cause of death has not been announced at this time.

Swanigan was a consensus first-team All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year during the 2017 season with the Boilermakers. He went on to be a first-round pick of the Trail Blazers in the 2017 draft. After a brief stint with the Kings, Swanigan returned to the Trail Blazers in 2020.

Our deepest condolences go out to Swanigan’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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