The American caleb swaniganwho played in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings, died at age 25 in Fort Wayne (Indiana, USA), reported the league on Tuesday.
Swanigan passed away Monday night at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. due to natural causes No further details have been released so far.
“We are devastated. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Caleb Swanigan. The world lost a kind soul. We love you, Biggie,” the official profile of the Purdue team, where Swanigan played in his time, wrote on Tuesday. university.
Swanigan especially excelled in his second season at Purdue. (18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists on average per game), which opened the doors of the NBA. Thus, the player was chosen in the position 26th pick in the 2017 draft for the Blazers.
Over the next two years, he went back and forth as he went from the Blazers to the Kings and then back to Portland. Swanigan opted out of playing NBA games in the Orlando bubble in 2020 for ‘personal reasons’ and he did not return to the courts.
In total, Swanigan played 75 NBA games in three seasons from 2017 to 2020, averaging 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.