Caleb Swanigan-F-Purdue
Size: 6’9 250lbs

Caleb Swanigan

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Strength
  • Basketball IQ
  • Tremendous rebounder
  • Solid passer
  • Nice shooting stroke

Analysis: Caleb Swanigan is your prototypical big man who can hang down low in the post. Tremendous rebounder who understands how to box out and use his thick body very well to position himself for rebounds. Known as a high character guy with a lot of personality and determination who became a dominant player in sophomore season. Showing a very good outside shooting stroke, and the ability to get good looks, hit a very impressive 38 of 75 (45%) three pointers as a sophomore. Developed a lot of consistency and confidence in his 3 point shot after hitting 29% as a freshman.  Physique, while not chiseled has shown steady improvement. Huge wingspan (7’3) gives him an advantage on the boards/around the basket. For his size he is a great passer who averaged 3.1 assists per game last season at Purdue. Near 1:1 A/TO average is very unusual for a center. Aggressive in creating contact and getting to the FT line. Very solid from the line at 78%.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks explosion
  • Not a rim protector
  • Physical attributes limit upside

Analysis: Caleb Swanigan struggled with weight his entire high school career, weighing over 300 pounds, but his work ethic has helped bring down that number. However, he is not an explosive athlete and is better suited to a team who excels in the half court—he is not a up-and-down the court big man. He is not a rim protector, lacking the explosiveness to get off the floor to be a consistent shot blocker. Has very good length, but his combination of height and lack of athleticism make it challenging for him as a likely center for the NBA level.

NBA Comparison: Al Horford

Draft Projection: Top 20

 

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