FORMER NBA and Purdue University star Caleb Swanigan has died aged 25 after gaining fame after battling homelessness.
Swanigan died of natural causes, WANE 15 reported.
The star played collegiate basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers and was named one of ESPN’s 2015 National Preparation Players.
He then entered the 2017 NBA Draft, where he was selected 26th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Purdue men’s basketball team paid tribute to Swanigan on Twitter, saying, “💔 Devastated. Our thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends. The world lost a gentle soul last night. I love you Biggie.”
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Big Ten Freshman of the Week
During his college career, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times, a record at Purdue.
Caleb Swanigan was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and received National Freshman of the Week honors.
Caleb Swanigan’s Remarkable College Career
The former McDonald’s All-American high school hoop star played college ball for the Purdue Boilermakers.
He was ranked among ESPN’s Best Prep Players in the 2015 National Class.
Caleb was once homeless
Caleb Swanigan grew up in an unstable home.
Growing up, he moved back and forth between his homes in Utah and Indianapolis, spending time in homeless shelters before being adopted.
Purdue basketball team pays tribute
The Purdue men’s basketball team paid tribute to Swanigan on Twitter, stating:
“💔 Devastated. Our thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends. The world lost a gentle soul last night. I love you Biggie.”
What was Caleb’s cause of death?
Swanigan’s death was first announced by WANE 15.
He died of natural causes, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Who was Caleb Swanigan?
Born on April 18, 1997, Caleb Swanigan was an American rapper and former professional basketball player.
After a successful career at Purdue, he was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017 as the 26th pick overall.
However, he had not played a game since 2019.
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