Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
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
Has great strength to play inside
Has long arms
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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