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Saturday / November 18.
  • Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan Will Remain in the NBA Draft

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    Caleb Swanigan, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Purdue, will remain in the NBA Draft, ending his college career.

    Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the Draft and return to school with eligibility. Purdue previously got good news when both Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas withdrew from the Draft.

    Swanigan, the Big Ten Player of the Year, is currently projected to go at No. 40 to the New Orleans Pelicans by DraftExpress.com. He has worked out for numerous teams, including on Wednesday the Knicks, who pick at Nos. 8, 44 and 58.

    Swanigan averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists last season for the Boilermakers.

    “I’m considered an undersized guy that can shoot and I can bang with a 5,” Swanigan told the Journal Courier after his Indiana Pacers’ workout. “I believe that helps teams tremendously, if you’ve got a guy that can be a horse but also get on the other side and dribble and be a playmaker, make good decisions with the ball and knock down corner 3s off pick and rolls.”

    “He’s a versatile guy that can stretch the floor,” Iowa State guard Monte Morris, who faced Swanigan in the second round of March’s NCAA Midwest Regional in Milwaukee, told the paper. “I’ve seen his body change, so he’s a hard worker.”

     

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    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.