18.5

Points PER GAME

12.6

REBOUNDS PER GAME

3.0

ASSISTS PER GAME

 
 
 

.527

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

.432

3-POINT PERCENTAGE

.785

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

 
 

  • A bona fide All-America and National Player of the Year candidate, Caleb “Biggie” Swanigan is having a season to remember so far.
  • Swanigan was named Purdue’s fourth Big Ten Player of the Year as well as the AP Big Ten Player of the Year.
  • In league games only, Swanigan led the Big Ten in both points (18.9) and rebounds (12.6), becoming the eighth Big Ten player to do so.
  • Swanigan won six Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the second most in a season in league history.
  • Swanigan is on pace (based on 35-game season) to have 654 points, 440 rebounds and 98 assists. He would become the fourth player nationally, and just the second major-college player, since 1992-93 to have a 600-400-90 season. The other? Wake Forest legend Tim Duncan.
  • Of note, at his current averages of at least 18.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists, there is just one player since 1992-93 to average that in a single season -- the great Tim Duncan of Wake Forest.
  • Swanigan is 1-of-3 players nationally to shoot at least 54.0 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from 3-point range, 79.0 percent from the free throw line while averaging at least 10.0 points per game. Wiley has three 3-point attempts, Welsh has one -- Swanigan has 69.
  • Swanigan has 13, 20-10 games this year, second in the country behind Lehigh’s Tim Kempton (15). His 13, 20-10 games are the 10th most in a season since the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Swanigan’s four 20-20 games are double than ALL Big Ten players combined over the last 20 years.
  • There have been 18, 20-20 games nationally this year -- four of them by Swanigan. Missouri State’s Alize Johnson is the only other player with more than one.
  • There have been eight games of 32-20-2 in all of college basketball since the 2010-11 season and just four by major-college players.
  • Swanigan, Blake Griffin and Hofstra’s Rokas Gustys (2015-16) are the only players in the last 20 years to have back-to-back 20-20 games.
  • He also became the sixth college player in the last 20 years with multiple 20-20 games, joining an elite list. Swanigan and Griffin are the only major-college players on the list. His four 20-20 games are the second most by a player in the last 20 years.
  • Swanigan has tallied 25 double-doubles in 31 games this year, ranking first nationally in that category. He owns 33 career double-doubles in 64 career games and Purdue is 29-4 when he records a double-double.
  • Swanigan’s 25 double-doubles are the fifth most for a Big Ten player in league history and the most since
    Brad Sellers in 1985-86.
  • Swanigan needs one double-double to enter the NCAA’s top-30 list for single-season double-doubles.
  • Swanigan has led the team in rebounding in every game this year but one (Michigan) and ranks second in the country in rebounds per game (12.6). Swanigan has grabbed 32.8 percent of Purdue’s rebounds.
  • Swanigan’s 390 rebounds this year are the eighth most by a player in Big Ten history.
  • Swanigan is 1-of-2 major-program players with 500 points, 300 rebounds and 75 assists this year.
  • Swanigan became the fifth player in Purdue history to have 500 points and 300 rebounds in a season.
  • Swanigan has two different streaks of eight or more consecutive double-doubles this year. He became the first Purdue player in over 50 years to have at least eight straight double-doubles.
  •  Swanigan has three 25-15 games for his career, but all have come in the 2016-17 season. It’s the most career 25-15 games for a Big Ten player in the last 25 years. Swanigan’s have come THIS YEAR!
  • He opened the season with a 23-point, 20-rebound, six-assist effort against McNeese State. He is 1-of-2 players in America to record 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists in a game this year and joined a pair No. 1 NBA Draft picks as major-college players to record 20-20-5 in a game in the last 10 years.