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Former Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan dies at 25

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Caleb Swanigan


EUGENE, Ore. - Caleb Swanigan, who played for the the Portland Trail Blazers from 2017-2019, has died. Swanigan was 25 years old. 

Before he was Drafted by the Trail Blazers with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft he was named the Big Ten Player of the Year as he was a standout at Purdue University. 

Purdue's men's basketball program first reported Swanigan's death in a social media post on Tuesday morning saying, "The world lost a gentle soul last night." 

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