Indiana Boys Basketball POY: Caleb Swanigan

Indiana Boys Basketball POY: Caleb Swanigan

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Indiana Boys Basketball POY: Caleb Swanigan

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THE WINNER: Caleb Swanigan

THE BASICS

School: Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward/center
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 260 pounds

Athletic achievement: He has led the Spartans to a 30-2 record and a berth in the Class 4A semifinals, scheduled for March 21. Swanigan averaged 22.1 points and 14.6 rebounds per game while shooting 64 percent from inside the arc through 32 games. A 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game selection and a 2015 Jordan Brand Classic game invitee, Swanigan is ranked as the nation’s No. 8 recruit in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

Academic excellence: Swanigan has maintained a 3.10 GPA.

Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in his church community, he has volunteered locally as a youth basketball coach.

THE PRAISE

“Caleb Swanigan is the most complete big man that I have seen in a very long time,” said Aaron Rehrer, head coach at Wayne High. “He has great footwork, he is a great passer and he can score from anywhere on the floor. He is often double- and triple-teamed on every touch and he still manages to get great numbers.”

THE FUTURE: Swanigan remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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