Caleb Swanigan, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Purdue, will remain in the NBA Draft, ending his college career.
Never thought I’d be sad to say that I am going to chase my reality in the NBA. Y’all got my love forever. #boilerup
— Mamba Forever (@calebswanigan50) May 24, 2017
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.