Freddie McSwain Jr.

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Freddie McSwain Jr. Biography

Freddie McSwain Jr. is a professional basketball player that played for Indiana University between 2016 and 2018. McSwain Jr. was known for his athletic ability despite being slightly undersized for his position. He was one of the most impressive offensive rebounders for the Hoosiers during his time at IU. McSwain played his first season with head coach Tom Crean and played under Archie Miller for his second year with the Hoosiers. Upon graduation, Freddie McSwain Jr. played in the National Basketball League Canada, where he won a title with the Moncton Magic. He currently plays for Botafogo Basketball in Brazil.

  • Name: Freddie McSwain Jr.
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Birthday: December 2, 1994
  • Hometown: Hinesville, Georgia
  • High School: Liberty County High School (Hinesville, Georgia)
  • AAU: Coastal Crew Rebels
  • Height: 6’6″ (198 cm)
  • Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
  • Seasons: 2 (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
  • Jersey: #21
  • Current Team: Botafogo Basketball (BR)
  • NBA Draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Education: Degree in Liberal Studies

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Awards and Accolades

  • 2015 All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
  • 2015 Region VI tournament Most Valuable Player

Freddie McSwain Jr. Seasons with the Hoosiers

2016-2017 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (9th Season)
18-16 (7-11 Big Ten)
11th Place Big Ten
🏅 NIT First Round
2017-2018 Indiana Basketball Season
Archie Miller (1st Season)
16-15 (9-9 Big Ten)
7th Place Big Ten

Freddie McSwain Jr. Indiana University Statistics

2016-2017 31 1 251 8.1 32 58 0.552 0 3 0 20 32 0.625 35 42 77 2.5 41 1 4 0.1 23 3 10 84 2.7
2017-2018 31 8 453 14.6 45 101 0.446 0 1 0 40 70 0.571 60 80 140 4.5 59 1 16 0.5 28 18 10 130 4.2
Career 62 9 704 11.4 77 159 0.484 0 4 0 60 102 0.588 95 122 217 7 100 2 20 0.3 51 21 20 214 3.5

Freddie McSwain Jr. High School (Liberty County High School) and Junior College (Neosho Junior College) Career

Freddie McSwain Jr. did not play organized basketball until his junior year of high school. Late to get involved, he only played two seasons of basketball at Liberty County, but he still ended up average 16.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.

McSwain Jr. decided to go through the junior college route in order to help him get more exposure, which was a plan that worked very well for him. McSwain ended up playing two years at Neosho Country Community College in Kansas under coach Jeremy Cooms.

During his sophomore year at Neosho, he averaged 14.0 points and 8.4 rebounds. The team went to the junior college national tournament for the first time in program history with a 30-6 record. McSwain Jr. averaged 13.3 points and 12.0 rebounds, earning him Region VI tournament MVP honors. He was also named the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors and First Team All-Region.

After two years at Neosho, Freddie McSwain Jr. received attention for high major Division-1 programs and ultimately selected Indiana over Kansas State in April 2016.

Freddie McSwain Jr. Indiana University Basketball Career

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Now as a junior, Freddie McSwain Jr. played in 31 games under Indiana head coach Tom Crean. He had a single start in the season, which was against Indiana’s rival Purdue University.

McSwain brought a level of athleticism for the Hoosiers in addition to a strong, assertive frame. He was often asked if he had considered playing football as a tight-end due to his body and strength.

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During McSwain’s senior year, he also played in all 31 games under new Indiana head coach Archie Miller. On the season, McSwain finished with averages of 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Two notable moments in his senior year season included a skying dunk against Duke in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, as well as tallying a total of 16 rebounds against No. 5 Michigan State, 9 of which were offensive rebounds.

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Freddie McSwain Jr. Professional Career

Upon graduating from Indiana University, Freddie McSwain Jr. briefly played in the NBA G-League for the Canton Charge, but ultimately the league would not work for him. Instead, he elected to play professionally within North America in the National Basketball League Canada (NBLC). He signed a deal to play for the Moncton Magic.

McSwain played 34 games for the Magic at the power forward position. During that time, he averaged 8.5 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. During his lone season with the Magic, he was a key piece for a team that would be the eventual NBLC champions.

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In September of 2019, McSwain Jr. signed with Botafogo Basquete, a Brazilian professional basketball team under the multi-sport organization of Botafogo F.R. The team competes in the NBB, which is the top professional basketball league in Brazil.

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