THE WINNER: Caleb Swanigan
School: Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
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.
“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.