Caleb Swanigan better have a lot of room on his mantel, because he’s racking up a whole lot of hardware.
On Monday, the Purdue sophomore forward was officially named Big Ten Player of the Year, a reward for a season in which he averaged 18.7 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.
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Swanigan becomes the first Purdue player to be named Big Ten Player of the Year since JaJuan Johnson in 2011. He is only the fourth Boilermaker ever to earn that honor, joining Johnson, Glenn Robinson (1994) and Steve Scheffler (1990).
Swanigan also earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from both conference coaches and media. In addition, he has been named a finalist or semifinalist for several national player of the year awards.