Today brought another honor for Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan. Biggie was officially named to the Associated Press All-America team, his second such honor on one of the teams that goes toward “consensus” All-America status. From Purdue’s release:
The culmination to the All-America selections, the Associated Press (AP) selection makes Swanigan a consensus All-American, Purdue’s first since JaJuan Johnson in 2011. The Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and AP are the four organizations used in determining consensus All-Americans.
Swanigan is also a finalist for the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy, the Big O Award (Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Award), the Malone Award (nation’s top power forward) and the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award.
His selection to the consensus team is Purdue’s 27th consensus All-America selection in school history, done by 18 players. The 27 consensus All-Americans are the second most in NCAA history and the 18 players honored rank as the third most.
Caleb is also up for the Nobel, the World Food Prize, TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year, and People’s Sexiest man Alive.
Here is the full AP All-America list:
Frank Mason III - Kansas
Josh Hart - Villanova
Caleb Swanigan - Purdue
Lonzo Ball - UCLA
Justin Jackson - North Carolina
Nigel Williams-Goss -Gonzaga
Dillon Brooks - Oregon
Johnathan Motley - Baylor
Luke Kennard - Duke
Malik Monk - Kentucky
Josh Jackson - Kansas
Markelle Fultz - Washington
Lauri Markkanen - Arizona
Bonzie Colson - Notre Dame
Ethan Happ - Wisconsin