Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rebounding Machine Caleb Swanigan Plans to Sign Late
Add Caleb Swanigan to a growing list of high-profile 2015 recruits who plans to sign in the spring.
The 6-foot-8 Swanigan out of Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead joins a group that includes Jaylen Brown and Isaiah Briscoe among 2015 players who plan to sign late.
“He’s going to take his time, I don’t anticipate him signing early,” Roosevelt Barnes, the NFL agent who is Swanigan’s guardian, told SNY.tv by phone Saturday. “He reclassified [to 2015] so he’s going to take his time and try to figure out what’s going to be the best system for him.”
Swanigan averaged 15.2 points and 11.9 rebounds this summer on the Nike EYBL circuit, leading the campaign in rebounding. He also won a gold medal with the USA U17 team at the World Championship in Dubai in August.
He has hosted a slew of schools for home visits, including Kentucky, Arizona, UCLA, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Auburn, Kansas State, Missouri, N.C. State, Purdue, Cal and New Mexico.
Barnes said Swanigan has home visits coming up with Notre Dame (Sunday), Michigan (Tuesday) and Alabama (Wednesday).
As of now, Swanigan only has one official visit set.
“The only one that we know we’re to take is Chicago State,” Barnes said.
Wherever he lands, Swanigan has two goals.
“Wherever he goes, he’s going to play harder than anybody,” Barnes said. “I mean, that’s his goal, is to play harder than anybody and he’s going to lead in rebounding, and his goal is to lead the country in rebounding when he gets to college.
“Those are the two things that you can hang your hat on, he’s going to play harder than anybody and he’s going to rebound.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.