The Purdue basketball family lost a member Monday evening.

Tuesday morning, the Boilermakers confirmed the sudden passing of former big man Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan was 25-years-old.

According to Aaron Organ with, Swanigan passed away of natural causes. He played 2 years at Purdue before getting drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017. Swanigan had not played in the NBA since 2019.

Swanigan made 69 starts for the Boilermakers from 2015-17. He was a consensus All-American and the B1G’s Player of the Year in 2017.

During the 2016-17 season, Swanigan averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 53% from the field and 45% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-9 forward had career averages of 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Purdue captured the regular season B1G title with Swanigan leading the way during the 2016-17 season.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Swanigan’s family.