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Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan dies at age 25 after gaining 65 pounds

American Caleb Swanigan, who played in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers i els Sacramento Kings, died at the age of 25 in Fort Wayne (Indiana, USA), the league reported on Tuesday. The athlete had gained 65 pounds in 36 months.

Swanigan died Monday night in Lutheran Hospital de Fort Wayne due to natural causes without further details being given so far.

“We are devastated. Our thoughts and prayers for Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends. The world has lost a kind soul. We love you, Biggie, “the official profile of the team wrote on Twitter on Tuesday Purduewhere Swanigan played in his college days.

Swanigan stood out especially in its second season in Purdue (18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game), which opened the door for the NBA.

Thus, the player was chosen to the 26th place in the draft of 2017 by the Blazers.

In the next two years, he went make a round trip as you go from Blazers to Kings and later returned to Portland.

Swanigan opted not to play NBA games in the ‘bubble’ of Orlando (USA) in 2020 for “personal reasons” and never returned to the tracks.

In total, Swanigan will contest 75 NBA games in three seasons, from 2017 to 2020, in which he averaged 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

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