Caleb Swanigan Could Be A Diamond In The Rough For Brooklyn

Caleb Swanigan will be an offensive force from the moment he enters the NBA. However, he will need to develop significantly on the defensive end to earn playing time at the next level. While he is too slow to play power forward and a little short for a center, his massive wingspan and excellent rebounding will help him to overcome those deficits. He may never be more than a bench player, but he could be a valuable combo 4/5 for Brooklyn as early as next year given his penchant for crashing the glass and his ability to score effectively from anywhere on the floor.

The Underdog Story of Caleb Swanigan

No matter when Caleb Swanigan’s name is called on June 22th, he will be a huge success story. Swanigan battled homelessness and weight issues as a child before losing over 100 pounds in high school. He blossomed from an overweight teenager into Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2015. Swanigan finished high school in three years and committed to Purdue after a short stint as a Michigan State Spartan recruit.