#OTRHoopsReport: Prospect Eval – Caleb Swanigan – October 8, 2014

Class of 2015 post Caleb Swanigan was a man-child at USA Basketball last weekend. See what skills he will bring to the next level. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Caleb Swanigan– (Fort Wayne, Ind.), – Homestead Senior HS – 2015
Height: 6’8″
Position:  Center
Committed College: Undecided

Date: October 5, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Swanigan is a beast in the paint. That is the easiest way to describe this power player from the Hoosier state. At the Mini-Camp, Swanigan was too much for most of the younger players to check. Weighing in at 260 pounds, he throws his weight around with force and it is often too much for opposing defenders to give an adequate resistance. While the most notable attribute of Swanigan is his physical stature, what will makes him a 5-star prospect is his skill. He showed determination while working on the low block this weekend as he utilized the shot fake against longer opponents. Swanigan showed a nice jump hook in the lane over his left shoulder as well. And when defenders sat on his jump hook, he showed nimble feet to spin back to finish over his right shoulder. He did not show the range on his jumper that others have seen in past months. In a game full of slashing guards, he will need to be a threat on the step outs and I-cuts to be a well rounded post.

Date: October 5, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Swanigan is a big boy on the interior. Much like my eval from May, he showed that he is a dominant force on the inside. In this eval, he battled with classmate Chase Jeter (NV) and won the war on a couple of occasions. Swanigan relies on his brute strength more times than not but there isn’t much that kids can do with him often.

Highlights of Matthews complements of Courtside Films:

Exposure and Showcase Opportunities:

October 11 – CoachHemi.com Fall Workout
October 18 – Peach State Basketball Top 40 Workout


Jonathan HemingwayJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB

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