Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan is the latest underclassman to announce his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters.
However, like many others, Swanigan will not be hiring an agent. That leaves open the possibility of a potential return to the Boilermakers next season for the 6-foot-9 sophomore forward.
“I’m going to be testing the NBA Draft process heading into this year,” Swanigan said, via the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “I will not hire an gent. I’m going to see how that goes first so you can keep tuned on that.”
Purdue announced the news on social media early Wednesday afternoon.
#Purdue Caleb Swanigan has declared for the NBA Draft, but WILL NOT hire an agent.
Final decision must be made by May 24. pic.twitter.com/rbqYBxrGWs
— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) April 5, 2017
This season, Swanigan averaged a double-double for the Boilermakers, recording 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native also added 3.1 assists.
For his efforts this year, the man known by the Purdue fanbase as “Biggie” earned the Big Ten Player of the Year Award.
The 2017 NBA Draft takes place on June 22.
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