Purdue big man Swanigan staying in draft

Ashish Mathur

Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan has opted to remain in the NBA Draft, he announced on his Twitter account.

Swanigan is considered a late-first or early-second round pick. Per NBC Sports:

He has a couple NBA-ready skills the good teams that typically pick late in the first round might covet, but thanks to trades, teams that didn’t win a playoff game this year hold most late first-round picks. They might pick someone with more upside than Swanigan.

Swanigan is 6-foot-9 with an old-school low post game. He is fairly slow but can score with either hand. He is considered a so-so defender, at best.