Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan dies aged 25

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(CNN)Former NBA subordinate Caleb Swanigan died aged 25 connected Monday night, his assemblage hoops squad Purdue announced.

The Allen County coroner's bureau confirmed to CNN that helium had died of earthy causes.

"The Purdue hoops household is profoundly saddened and devastated astatine the nonaccomplishment of Caleb Swanigan," caput manager Matt Painter said successful a statement connected the team's website.

    "Caleb was a precise thoughtful idiosyncratic and a gentle psyche who excelled some connected and disconnected the court. He made a immense quality successful everyone's lives that helium touched and helium volition beryllium greatly missed."

      "During his NBA career, Swanigan worked extensively with Portland-area younker and Food Corps to beforehand steadfast eating habits successful schools and destruct kid hunger," Purdue's connection added.

      In his sophomore 2016-17 season, Swanigan averaged 18.5 points per game, 12.5 full rebounds and 3.1 assists per crippled for Purdue, helping it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's hoops championship.

      For his efforts, the guardant won Big Ten Player of the Year and was named a statement First Team All-American.

        Swanigan made 75 appearances and 4 starts during his 3 seasons successful the NBA aft being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers arsenic the No. 26 wide prime successful 2017. He besides played for the Sacramento Kings.

        The 6-foot 9 halfway  past  played successful  the NBA successful  the 2019-20 season.

          "We are heartbroken by the passing of erstwhile Trail Blazers subordinate Caleb Swanigan. Our thoughts are with Caleb's family, friends and each who loved him. Rest In Peace, Biggie," Portland said connected Twitter.

          In an interrogation with ESPN successful 2017. Swanigan spoke astir his difficulties controlling his value and of a puerility without reliable entree to lodging oregon food.

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