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Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan drafted by Portland with no. 26 overall pick

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 17: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks the ball during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, NY – The Portland Trailblazers have selected Purdues’s Caleb Swanigan with the 26th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

The sophomore declared for the NBA Draft after leading Purdue to a Sweet Sixteen appearance earlier this year, losing to Kansas.

He was a finalist for Naismith Player of the Year as he averaged over 18 points per game and 12.5 rebounds.

The Fort Wayne native will now join stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in Portland.