Caleb Swanigan

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.


Height: 6-9

Weight: 250

College: Purdue

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 4/18/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 23

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 26 by the Portland Trail Blazers


Strong finisher around the basket

Good shooter, has stretch big potential

Adequate low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Good free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker

Good hands

Great rebounder

Good athlete

Has great strength to play inside

Has long arms

Terrific motor


May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

May struggle against length and athleticism

Can be quite turnover prone

Can force the issue too much on offense

Struggles to defend quicker players

Does not block enough shots

Not overly explosive


Caleb Swanigan is a bruising, low post player that can score and grab rebounds in the paint.  As he has been very productive this season, he could be a potential first round pick this year.​

He is a versatile scorer that has also shown the ability to hit a three at the collegiate level when he elects to do so, and he has improved his passing skills, despite also being turnover prone.​

However, he not an elite athlete, and his perhaps lack of lift or explosiveness may make it difficult for him to match up to longer or more athletic opponents.  He also does not often collect blocks or steals, as he may lack elite athletic ability or the timing to do so.​

But there is no denying Swanigan’s tremendous production and ability to score and rebound the basketball.  He could provide a low post presence for a team in the NBA, and his improving jump shot could make him a solid player at the next level.


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Games Scouted:

12/17/16 Purdue vs. Notre Dame

1/24/17 Purdue vs. Michigan State

3/18/17 Purdue vs. Iowa State

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