Caleb Swanigan, a former NBA player and Purdue Boilermaker, died of natural causes at 25 on Monday night, at a Fort Wayne hospital, as per the Allen County coroner’s office.

In his senior year at Homestead High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, Swanigan was voted Indiana's Mr. Basketball and led the team to the state championship.

Swangian committed to Michigan State before switching to Purdue. Swanigan averaged 14.4, 10.4, and 2.4 assists per game in two seasons at Purdue.

In his sophomore year, he was voted Big Ten Player of the Year, an All-American, and a candidate for the Naismith Trophy.

Caleb Swanigan participated in the NBA Draft in 2017, and the Portland Trailblazers chose him with the 26th overall pick.

Swanigan, who stands 6-foot-9, spent three years in the NBA with the Trailblazers and the Sacramento Kings, averaging 2.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game.

He was acquired by Portland for a second spell in February 2020 but did not join the team in Orlando when play resumed after the COVID halt.

Swanigan was detained for narcotics possession many months later, in December 2020, and his mugshot showed him to be out of shape.

Swanigan, known as "Biggie," battled childhood obesity and homelessness in middle school, according WANE-TV 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Swanigan's first high school game, a 48-42 victory for Homestead versus Huntington North on November 21, 2012, was covered by WANE-TV sports.

According to Fox 59, Swanigan graduated from Purdue with a degree in educational history and assisted in planning a charity event for the homeless.