For a second season in succession, Caleb Swanigan has declared for the NBA draft. No shocker. He did so last season, too. And, just like last season, Swanigan will not hire an agent. So, he still could return to Purdue for his junior season.
We're less than a month away from the Big Ten Tournament. With the regular season in its home stretch, Tom Dienhart surveyed writers around the Big Ten for their conference MVP picks.
The Big Ten office released its weekly men's basketball award winners Monday, and it's a pair of familiar names earning recognition. Purdue star Caleb Swanigan is player of the week for the fourth time this season, while Minnesota's Amir Coffey claims his second freshman laurels.
Before Big Ten conference play tips off Tuesday, BTN.com asked BTN analysts Jess Settles and Shon Morris for their best of the non-conference season.
The Big Ten rolled out the weekly basketball honors Monday. Purdue Boilermakers sophomore Caleb Swanigan was named Player of the Week after a big win over Notre Dame. Purdue plays Western Illinois tonight on BTN/BTN2Go.
The Maryland guard and OPurdyue big men split the Player of the Week hionmor in the Big Ten while Michigan State's Miles Bridges took home another Freshman of the Week honor.
There were many familiar faces at this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Media Day, and quite possibly more than there would have been were it not for a new NCAA rule. In January the NCAA announced it would set a last-chance date of May 25 (10 days after the NBA Combine) for NBA hopefuls to withdraw from the NBA Draft. Most importantly, the NCAA eliminated the limit on the maximum amount of times a player could enter the draft, which previously stood at one. Prior to January, underclassmen had to choose definitively whether to stay in school or enter the draft and
Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan has announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, maintaining his amateurism. Swanigan will put his name into the NBA Draft, making him eligible to be drafted on draft night on June 23, 2016. He will be able to start attending workouts scheduled by NBA teams on April 26 and is eligible to compete in the NBA Draft Combine on May 10-15, 2016, in Chicago. He then has 10 days (May 25, 2016, deadline) to weigh his options and keep his name in or withdrawal for the NBA
Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff is a Big Ten MVP candidate. Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is being compared to another Spartan great. Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan's path to West Lafayette was a long and winding road. Each are profiled this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET on "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016."
This week BTN men's basketball analyst Jess Settles takes a closer look at the rolling Boilermakers, the rising players in the conference, and Northwestern's latest progress.