The Bowling Green State University men's basketball program and head coach Michael Huger have announced the signing of Dylan Swingle (Chillicothe, Ohio / Paint Valley High School / Duquesne University). The program announced Swingle's addition on Friday, July 5.
Swingle is transferring to Bowling Green after spending the 2018-19 season at Duquesne University. Swingle, a 6-for-11 center, redshirted in 2018-19. He will have to sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
"We are excited to add Dylan Swingle to our roster," said Huger. "Dylan has a unique combination of size, strength and skill to be a major force in the MAC. As we look into the future, my staff and I are excited about the depth and talent we have to compete at the top of the conference for years to come."
The native of Chillicothe, Ohio was a decorated and highly-ranked prospect coming out of Paint Valley High School. A consensus three-star recruit in the class of 2018, Swingle was ranked as the No. 10 overall player in Ohio and the No. 1 center by 247 Sports. Swingle ranked as the No. 11 player in the state of Ohio according to ESPN.com.
Prior to committing to Duquesne, Swingle held offers from West Virginia, Akron and George Washington, according to 247 Sports. Swingle finished his high school career with a Paint Valley High School, Scioto Valley Conference and Ross County-record 1,796 points. His 1,160 rebounds were the most in school history and second-most in conference and county history.
The two-time All-District, All-County and First Team All-Ohio selection averaged 23.1 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.7 blocks per game as a senior. After his final season at Paint Valley, Swingle was selected to participate in the 2018 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game, as well as the Ohio North-South Game.
Swingle, who finished his high school career with 267 blocks, averaged 21.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a junior. The big man averaged 10.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as a freshman, while posting averages of 18.8 points and 13.0 rebounds as a sophomore.