Fourth-year senior most experienced player on team and only holdover from previous coaching staff... Returning starter at center has started last 55 games he dressed for... Veteran player still maturing in the game... Slender big man has ability to step outside and shoot the 3... Should benefit from additional talent on roster, not expected to see double-and-triple-teaming under boards like last season... Only second Baylor player in last six years to enter senior season with more than 60 career games played as a Bear (73; joins former teammate Matt Sayman).
2004-2005 (Junior): Started 26 games at center, missed two games due to eye injury in 2004-2005... Put together most productive season of career as junior, averaging 11.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 29.9 minutes per game... Posted four double-doubles on the season and scored in double-digits in 18 of 26 games played... Finished 11th in Big 12 in blocks per game with 0.81... Ranked 15th in conference in rebounds (5.8 rpg) and 12th in steals (1.42 spg)... Totaled a team-high 89 fouls on the season, with five disqualifications... Led team with 150 rebounds and 21 blocks... Recorded first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff (12-1-04)... Had a career-high 19 points in game five at SMU (12-16-04), a total he would match two other times... Had career-highs of 19 points and four steals in following game, a win over Southern (12-18-04)... Enjoyed best statistical game of career in win over Chicago State (1-3-05), recording career-bests of 19 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks... His six blocks vs. CSU tied for the fifth-highest single-game total in school history... Posted 13-point, 10-rebound double-double in career-tying 37 minutes in win over Colorado (1-19-05)... Scored in double-digits in 14 straight games from UAPB to KU... Followed that streak with four-game stretch with 23 points and 18 fouls... Missed games at Kansas State (2-23-05) and at Oklahoma (2-26-05) after suffering eye injury in previous game vs. Texas (2-19-05)... The injury snapped a 52-game starting streak dating back to start of sophomore season in 2003-2004... Had 17-point, 10-rebound double-double and made career-high three 3-pointers in regular-season finale vs. Texas A&M (3-5-05).
2003-2004 (Sophomore): Started all 29 games (one of two players on team) and averaged 22.1 minutes as a sophomore in 2003-2004... Finished season with 6.4 scoring average, 4.1 rebounding average and 23 blocks (second on team)... Shot 45 percent (68-for-151) from the field (third on team) and hit four 3-pointers on the year... Led Bears with 92 personal fouls and five disqualifications... Fouled out of opening-game win over Texas Southern with four points in eight minutes... Scored in double-digits in seven of first 14 games (only once in final 15)... Totaled career-highs of 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals in 36 minutes in Baylor's near-upset of No. 21 Purdue in Waco... Also recorded eight boards in loss to Texas-Pan American (11 points) and season-ending loss at Oklahoma (2 points)... Had career-high three blocks (12 points and 5 rebounds) in win over Midwestern State... Averaged 5.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 21.1 minutes in 16 Big 12 games... Named to Spring 2004 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... One of six scholarship players who returned to Baylor following tragic events in summer of 2003.
2002-2003 (Freshman): Backup center averaged 3.9 minutes in 18 games... Scored 16 points, recorded seven blocks and pulled down 15 rebounds on the season... Named the team's Freshman of the Year... Made first collegiate appearance off the bench in the season opener vs. Alcorn State (11/23)... Scored season-high four points at Texas Tech (1/18)... Recorded season-high four rebounds in a season-high 13 minutes at Texas (2/26).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played prep ball under head coach Tom Brakel at North Crowley High School in North Crowley, Texas... Did not complete senior season at NCHS... Texas Hoops rated Swanson the state's No. 24 player prior to his senior season... Listed among nation's top 300 prep seniors by Athlon Sports and named an honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's College Basketball in preseason publications following junior year... Named a 2001 honorable mention All-District 10-4A as a junior... Played only seven games as junior at NCHS following head injury... Averaged 14 points and seven rebounds before hairline fracture to his skull sidelined him for remainder of 2000-2001 season... Averaged eight points and five rebounds as a sophomore... Averaged 13 points and eight boards as a freshman in 1998-1999.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tommy Lynn Swanson Jr... Born Feb. 27, 1984, in Fort Worth, Texas... Son of Tommy Swanson Sr. and Tenya Griggsby... Majoring in business management.