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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 06, 2017 4:08 pm

Swanigan named Big Ten Player of the Year

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Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, a Homestead graduate, was announced Monday as the Big Ten men's basketball Player of the Year after averaging 18.7 points and 12.6 rebounds in the regular season. The 6-foot-9 forward was also a first-team all-conference selection.

Swanigan is the fourth Boilermaker to win Big Ten Player of the Year, along with JaJuan Johnson (2011), Glenn Robinson (1994) and Stephen Scheffler (1990).

Three other Purdue players were honored. Vince Edwards was on the media's all-conference third team, and Dakota Mathias and Isaac Haas were honorable mention All-Big Ten. Mathias was selected to the Big Ten All-Defensive team.

Edwards averages 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Haas averages 12.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Mathias, a 48 percent 3-point shooter, averages 10.1 points.