The former part of the title slide has already come to fruition. Caleb Swanigan and Deyonta Davis are scorching the Amateur Athletic Union circuit with their combination of size and skill for the Spiece Indy Heat. Already committed to MSU, Davis has shot up the rankings after an impressive summer campaign.
Only one spot ahead of him on the ESPN 100 is his frontcourt counterpart, Swanigan.
He kills opponents with his robust frame, great court sense and soft touch around the rim. Swanigan is a beast in the post who scores by assuming low post position and bullying opponents.
His antithesis, in terms of style, stands on the other block. Davis is lankier and more perimeter oriented, relying on his smooth mid-range jumper and craftiness to impact a game.
The two complement each other beautifully, and they could potentially dominate at the next level. Why not continue something that has already blossomed?
If the 6’9” bulldozer were to commit, he would likely start immediately. Given the team’s meagerness at the forward positions, as Branden Dawson is a senior and the only true impact player in the frontcourt, Swanigan would play pivotal minutes.
Matt Costello and Gavin Schilling are both young but very raw. This upcoming season will tell how much each of them have improved over the offseason, as both players will be forced to play important minutes in the wake of Adreian Payne’s departure.
As a polished, college-ready prospect, Swanigan has the potential to thrive in East Lansing immediately. According to 247sports.com “crystal ball” predictions, it is a likely scenario.