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Swanigan Named Finalist for Naismith Award

Swanigan is one of four national finalists.

Iowa State v Purdue Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Earlier today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the final four finalists for the Naismith Award, given to the nation’s top basketball player. Our own Caleb Swanigan was listed as one of the four finalists for this prestigious award.

Swanigan was named a finalist along with Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Frank Mason (Kansas), and Josh Hart (Villanova).

According to the press release from Purdue Athletics:

Swanigan has had a monster season for the Boilermakers, leading Purdue into Thursday’s Sweet 16 contest against today’s winner of Kansas and Michigan [State]. Swanigan is averaging 18.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and in last night’s win over Iowa State, became the first major-college player in the last 25 years to record 600 points, 400 rebounds and 100 assists in a season.

Swanigan led the Boilermakers to a thrilling 80-76 win over Iowa State in Saturday’s second-round tilt, narrowly missing a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Keep up the hard work, Biggie.