Five-star big man and McDonald’s All-American Caleb Swanigan de-committed from Michigan State yesterday, and it now looks as though he has already picked a new school. Per ESPN’s Dan Dakich, Swanigan committing to and signing a letter of intent to play at Purdue is a done deal.
Swanigan to Purdue is done
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) May 8, 2015
Purdue was always on Swanigan’s radar, but the fact that he flat out de-committed from a Michigan State Spartans program that made it to the Final Four WITHOUT a strong low post presence is a major head-scratcher. What makes the decision all the more confusing is that Swanigan appeared legitimately excited to head to East Lansing and play for head coach Tom Izzo.
Next year I will be going Michigan State university. Once a spartan. Always a Spartan
— SLYY5JACKK (@calebswanigan50) April 10, 2015
Just the same, he can now remain in his home state of Indiana and play for a Boilermakers squad that has gone 212-124 (101-75 Big Ten) and been to two Sweet Sixteens under coach Matt Painter. In 2015, the team went 21-13 (12-6 Big Ten) and suffered a tough overtime lost to Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament’s Round of 64
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