Former Homestead and Purdue basketball standout, Caleb Swanigan, has died at the age of 25

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said he died of natural causes

Swanigan was born in Indianapolis and went to Homestead High School in Fort Wayne. He won Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2015, the same year he helped lead Homestead basketball to their first ever state title

Swanigan played two seasons at Purdue from 2015-17 before being drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers.

During his two years at Purdue, Swanigan studied general education and educational studies. He graduated in 2019.

Swanigan was the 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year and was a candidate for the Wooden Award, the national award for the best college basketball player.

He left for the NBA Draft in 2017 and was picked 26th overall by the Portland Trailblazers.

Swanigan played in the NBA for three years. playing with the Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings

Swanigan played in the NBA for three years. playing with the Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings