Report: Former Purdue basketball star arrested for marijuana possession
Former Purdue basketball star and NBA first-round draft pick Caleb Swanigan was arrested early Wednesday morning on preliminary charges of marijuana possession. The Indianapolis Star reported the news.
Swanigan was arrested and taken to Whitley County Jail after being taken into custody by policy in Columbia City, Ind. Formal charges are still pending and further details on the situation are unknown.
Swanigan, also known by the nickname “Biggie,” was a member of the Purdue basketball team from 2015-17. In his two seasons with the Boilermakers, he averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. His best season came during the 2016-17 campaign, when he averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 boards and 3.1 assists per game. Swanigan was an All-American selection that year.
Following his sophomore season in West Lafayette, Swanigan declared for the NBA Draft. He was selected in the first round by the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 26 overall.
Swanigan has bounced around the NBA and G-League since leaving Purdue. He’s appeared in 75 career games with Portland and the Sacramento Kings and averages 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.