Five-star recruit Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to Purdue University. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Swanigan’s decision.
Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center, has verbally committed to Purdue, a source confirms to Scout.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015
Swanigan’s decision comes a couple of weeks after he de-committed from Michigan State. The McDonald’s All-American from Fort Wayne, Indiana originally committed to the Spartans back in April but will now stay close to home. He has until tomorrow to officially sign a letter of intent to play for the school.
His going to Purdue instantly gives the Boilermakers a great low post presence, as Swanigan stands 6’8″, 275 pounds. He will likely play behind rising senior and seven-footer A.J. Hammons, while also competing for playing time with rising sophomore Isaac Haas, also a seven-footer. The frontcourt will be crowded, but Swanigan’s talent will help him stand out from the rest as Purdue’s interior game becomes borderline dangerous.
Michigan State, on the other hand, will once again be without the low post presence it greatly missed last year despite making it to the Final Four.
Purdue went 21-13 (12-6 Big Ten) last season, its tenth under head coach Matt Painter. The team reached the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed and lost to Cincinnati in the Round of 64.
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