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Tuesday / October 22.
  • 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.

    Savior Akuwovo, the 6-foot-9 Class of 2018 shot-blocking big man, will transfer to the Ranney School next year following the closing of St. Anthony’s, sources told ZAGSBLOG.

    Akuwovo will join forces with the Class of 2019 duo of Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine at Ranney.

    Last season, Akuwovo averaged seven rebounds, six points, and two blocked shots per game for the Friars.

    “(Akuwovo) brings a winning, selfless attitude to Ranney,” said his guardian, former St. Anthony’s and Seton Hall star Terry Dehere.

    “It’s a great addition,” Ranney coach and former Maryland player Tahj Holden said. “He complements the skill sets and the players that we have coming back from last year’s team. He’s also a great fit from an academic and personality standpoint. It’ll be exciting to see how quickly we can come together as a team next year.”