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Purdue's Swanigan rises above challenges

Posted at 8:33 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 20:33:19-04

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue Freshman is standing out on the court, despite his difficult path off it.

Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan grew up in homeless shelters before a family friend adopted him a few years ago.

Last week, the former Indiana Mr. Basketball was named to the Big Ten's all-freshman team.

RTV6 Sports Director Dave Furst met with Swanigan to talk about his life, on the court and off. See that interview in the video player above.


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