Caleb Swanigan parents: Meet Roosevelt Barnes and Tanya Swanigan

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Caleb Swanigan parents

Former Purdue basketball star and NBA player Caleb Swanigan has died at the age of 25, Purdue confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday.

Caleb Swanigan parents

Caleb Sylvester Swanigan, April 18, 1997, was an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers.

He was ranked among the top prep players in the national class of 2015 by, and ESPN.

He completed his senior season in the 2014–15 academic year for Homestead High School, who went on to win the first state championship in the school’s history. Swanigan was named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American.

Meet Caleb Swanigan’s parents.

Who is Roosevelt Barnes?

Roosevelt Barnes was the father of Caleb Swanigan.

Roosevelt Barnes, Jr., was born on August 3, 1958, in Fort Wayne, Indian.

Roosevelt is a retired football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League and a current sports agent.

Caleb and father

He played three sports at Purdue University—football, basketball, and baseball. While he was most noted as a football player, he also enjoyed significant success in basketball, playing on Purdue’s 1980 Final Four team.

After retiring from professional football, in 1987 Barnes became a partner and contract advisor with Maximum Sports Management.

He has negotiated contracts for Laveranues Coles, Walter Jones, Ray Lewis, Ndamukong Suh, Roman Oben, and Andre Wadsworth among others.

Barnes has four children in all—three biological and one adopted.

The adopted son, Caleb Swanigan, is a 1st-round NBA draft pick (26th overall) for the Portland Trail Blazers, and played basketball at Purdue.

Barnes also serves as an AAU basketball coach.

Who is Tanya Swanigan?

Tanya Swanigan was the mother of Caleb Swanigan

Caleb and parents

Per Bleacher Report, Caleb was accidentally dropped by his mum as an infant, leaving a bruise on his face; this accident led her to relocate with her children to Salt Lake City.

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