It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Caleb Swanigan. First, he helped Homestead High School to a Class 4A state baskeball championship. On Tuesday, he was named IndyStar Mr. Basketball.
And on Friday, the 6-9 Swanigan committed to Michigan State.
Swanigan, a five-star recruit, selected Michigan State over Arizona, Cal, Chicago State, Duke, Kentucky and Purdue. Cal, coached by former Purdue standout Cuonzo Martin, was considered by many recruiting experts on Friday as the favorite to land Swanigan.
Swanigan made his decision on Twitter from Portland, Ore., where he is participating in the Nike Hoop Summit with several other top national prospects. Swanigan lived much of his childhood in Utah before moving to Fort Wayne in eighth grade to live with former Purdue and NFL linebacker Roosevelt Barnes.
Next year I will be going Michigan State university. Once a spartan. Always a Spartan
— Big Sauce (@Biggs_Swanigan) April 10, 2015
Swanigan averaged 22.6 points and 13.7 rebounds as a senior at Homestead. He was originally on schedule to be a 2016 graduate, but reclassified after his sophomore year. He still set school career records for scoring (1,649 points) and rebounds (1,048).