Caleb Swanigan withdraws from NBA draft to return to Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - MARCH 6: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers jogs up the court during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Mackey Arena on March 6, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This afternoon, soon-to-be Purdue sophomore Caleb Swanigan, announced he has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for another season in a black and gold uniform.

Swanigan told ESPN’s Andy Katz in a text “I’m going back to school. I feel I’m only a 2nd round pick and I can do better than that. I love Purdue.”

Swanigan’s teammates expressed their joy in seeing one of the Big Ten’s best players return to West Lafayette.