Calgary’s Caelum Swanton-Rodger has signed with Maryland, joining a Power Fire men’s college basketball program with a storied history.
A six-foot-11, 220-pound centre, Swanton-Rodger is an ABA (Alberta Basketball Association) alumnus, having been part of both the U17 and U15 boys’ provincial teams. represented Alberta at the Canada Basketball National Championships in 2018 and 2019.
“Congratulations to Caelum for signing with one of the iconic basketball schools in Division 1,” says Paul Sir, ABA Executive Director. “We are happy for Caelum that his hard work has paid off. Alberta Basketball is proud to have been one of the organizations that have supported Caelum in his development. We wish Caelum all success as a student-athlete at Maryland.”
Swanton-Rodger played for Edge Prep High School in Calgary and was selected to the 2022 BioSteel All-Canadian All-Star Game. He was part of Team Canada at the 2019 FIBA U16 Americas Championship.
"Caelum is a great addition for our incoming class," said Maryland head coach Kevin Willard. "He is a high-motor center who is extremely active around the rim and on the defensive end. He's very effective in pick-and-roll situations because of his athleticism around the basket."
Maryland is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 30 times, winning the national championship in 2001.
"Maryland is a perfect fit for me and I am excited to become a Terp,” Swanton-Rodger. “Coach Willard and (assistant coach Grant) Billmeier have been great during the recruiting process and I can't wait to be a part of the program they are building at Maryland. I'm going to put in the work to put on a show come game day."