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Dwayne Bacon
Player Profile:
Dwayne Bacon 2259340
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 221
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Experience: 1 Letter

 

Year

GPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct3FG3A

3Pct

FTFTAPct
15-16 34 33 979 28.8 197 441 .447 32 114 .281 110 154 .714
16-17 35 35 1,008 28.8 221 489 .452 57 171 .333 104 138 .754
TOTAL 69 68 1,987 28.8 418 930 .450 89 285 .312 214 292 .733
   Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg       
46 151 197 5.8 73 1 50 74 1 33 536 15.8
35 112 147 4.2 55 1 61 71 4 35 603 17.2
81 263 344 5.0 128 2 111 145 5 68 1,139 16.5

(as of March 22, 2017)

Dwayne Bacon's Career Highs:
PTS:
29, 2x last vs. Clemson (2-5-17)
REBS:
14 at Boston College (1-26-16)
FTM: 9 vs. Davidson (3-15-16)
3FGM: 6, 2x last vs. Clemson (2-5-17)

2016-17 Complete Bio

Features: Bacon -- All He Wants To Be Is A Winner / 2015 Recruiting Class Making A Splash / Florida State Freshmen On Center Stage / Bacon And Beasley Are Old School / Bacon And Beasley Making Their Presence Felt / Bacon And Beasley Found Basketball And Florida State / Bacon And Beasley Making An Instant Impact On ACC / Bacon Stars For Florida State / Improving Draft Stock Fueled Bacon's Decision / Bacon Wants To Be One Of The All-Time Greats / Bacon Taking On Leadership Role / Bacon A Different Player In His Second Season / Bacon: A Community Service Leader / The Reconstruction of Dwayne Bacon / Bacon Back And Better Than Ever / Patience Paying Off For Bacon / Bacon's 3-Point Shooting Bolsters Seminoles /

Video: Bacon Wins McDonald's Slam Dunk Contest / Bacon Talks About McDonald's All-American Experience / Getting To Know Dwayne Bacon / Bacon Everywhere on Bacon Day / Bacon's Top Three Reasons for Returning To Florida State / Donttextstopwrecks.com / Bringing Home The Bacon / Campus Insiders One on One With Dwayne Bacon /

Audio: Bacon's Decision To Play His Sophomore Season At Florida State / Bacon With Sports Illustrated.com January 18, 2017 (15:27 mark) / Campus Insiders -- February 16, 2017 /

2017 Honors:
All-ACC Second Team (ACC)
Naismith Award Watch List Top 30 (February 9, 2017)
Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 List (February 8, 2017)
Midseason Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Watch List
Julius Erving Award Finalist List (Nation's Top Small Forward)
NIT Season Tip-Off All Tournament Team
2016 Orange Bowl Classic vs. Manhattan -- Most Valuable Player
Lute Olson National Player of the Week (Jan. 2, 2017)
ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 2, 2017)
Preseason All-ACC Second Team (ACSMA)

2016 Honors:
Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team
All-ACC Academic Team
All-ACC Freshman Team (ACSMA)
All-ACC Freshman Team (ACC Coaches)
National Freshman of the Week (CBS Sports) (Dec. 21, 2015)
National Freshman of the Week (USBWA) (Dec. 21, 2015)
ACC Rookie of the Week -- School Record Five Times
ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 16, 2015)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 21, 2015)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 28, 2015)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Feb. 1, 2016)
ACC Rookie of the Week (Feb. 29, 2016)
Wayman Tisdale Mid-Season Watch List (National Freshmen/Year)
Jerry West Award Watch List (Nations's Top Shooting Guard)
2015 Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team 

2015 Orange Bowl Classic vs. FAU -- Most Valuable Player
2015 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Contest Winner
2015 Jam With Ham (Florida State Madness) Slam Dunk Winner

RECORD WATCH: Ranks 32nd in school history with 1,139 career points...ranks 17th in school history for career scoring average at 16.5 points per game...tied for 25th in school history for 3-point feld goals made with 89...the second sophomore in school history and tied for the 14th fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career points...his 623 points as a sophomore in 2017 is the 11th highest single season total in school history...Freshman Records - Most Points (536), most field goals made (197), most field goals attempted (441), most free throws made (110), highest freshmen scoring average (15.8)...

ON BACON: Declared his intentions to submit his name for consdieration in the 2017 NBA Draft on March 22, 2017...averages 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 69 career games...led the Seminoles to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and to the second round of the NIT in 2016...Florida State was the No. 3 seed in the West Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament -- tying the school record for highest seed in the NCAA Tournent...an All-ACC Second-Team selection as a sophomore in 2017...on the Nasimith, Wooden and Robertson Award Watch lists as a sophomore...was a finalist for the Juluis Erving Award as the nation's top small forward...earned Freshman All-American and All-ACC Freshman Team honors, was named to the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year and Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch lists and earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors a Florida State record five times as he enjoyed the best freshman season in school history in 2016… the National Freshman of the Week by The United States Basketball Writers Association on Dec. 21, 2016…named to the Paradise Jam All Tournament team as he averaged 17.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in three games…the MVP of Florida State’s victory over FAU in the Orange Bowl Classic with 23 points and four steals (Dec. 19)…quickly wrote his name in the bright lights of the Florida State vs. Florida rivalry in his first career game against the Gators as he scored the game-winning basket for the Seminoles in their 73-71 win at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville with 4.8 seconds remaining in the tremendous road (Dec. 29, 2015)…said renowned ACC analyst Dick Vitale when Bacon made the game-winning shot to beat the Gators on their home court: “A star has been born tonight.  A star. Remember the name.  Dwayne Bacon.  He is a solid gold diaper dandy and a flat out PTP’er.”…set the Florida State record for a freshman with 536 points and a 15.8 points per game scoring average during the 2015-16 season…one of only two freshmen in school history (also Malik Beasley in 2016) to score 500 or more points in a single season…set the Seminole record with 20 or more points scored in 12 games during the 2015-16 season…scored his career-high of 27 points in his second career game against Jacksonville at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Nov. 17)…25 or more points twice in the first five games of the season – 27 against Jacksonville and 25 against Ohio in the third round of the Paradise Jam (Nov. 23)…the most heralded and anticipated recruit in the history of the Florida State basketball program when he committed to Florida State for his freshman season (2015-16)…a consensus five-star recruit by every scouting organization…was the nation’s No. 1 ranked player as a junior in high school by Sourcehoops.com…the nation’s No. 10 ranked player according to 247sports.com…a five-star player who was ranked as the 12th best high school player and the No. 2 shooting guard in the nation by Paul Biancardi of ESPN…the 12th ranked prep player nationally by Future15.com…one of five finalists for the prestigious Naismith Trophy awarded annually to the nation’s top high school player…named a First Team Naismith All-American in 2015…the 11th McDonald’s All-American in Florida State history and fourth recruited by head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff...a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council at Florida State for the 2016-17 academic year...named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic team as one of only 10 freshmen in the ACC to be named to the conference’s academic team…presented with four awards at the Seminoles’ 2016 Honors Banquet…earned the First-Year Academic Achievement Award, the Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards Award and the Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player Award from the Seminoles’ coaching staff…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Averaged 17.2 points (first on the team), 4.2 rebounds (third) while leading the team field goals (221), 3-point field goals (57) free throws (104)...earned All-ACC Second-team honors...named to the All-Tournament Team at the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament...Averaged 19.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in four games during the NIT Season Tip- Off...Was named the Orange Bowl Classic MVP against Manhattan as he led the team with 16 points and 4 rebounds...Bacon scored in double figures for 35 consecutive games from Georgia Tech on Feb. 17, 2016 to the game against Pitt on Feb. 18, 2017... started off the season strong scoring 23 points (4-6 from three) to go along with 9 rebounds against Charleston Southern (Nov. 12)...led the team in scoring with 15 points as the Seminoles cruised past Winthrop 100-86 (Nov 18)...led the team with 22 points against Detroit as the Noles scored 100 in two consecutive games for the first time since the 1996-97 season (Nov. 20)...led the Seminoles in scoring for the third consecutive game with 22 points (3-for-4 from three) as the Noles fell to Temple 89-86 (Nov. 24)...Scored 17 points in just 21 minutes against Illinois in the thrid place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 25)...Once again led the Seminoles in scoring for the fifth consecutive game against Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challange with 18 points in a 75-67 victory...Accumulated 13 points and 5 rebounds against Southern Miss (Dec. 6)...scored 16 points (6-for-10) to go along with 5 rebounds against Nicholls State (Dec. 8)...Scored a season high 24 points as he led the Seminoles to an 83-78 win over rival Florida (Dec. 11)...Scored 14 points to go along wth 6 rebounds against Samford (Dec. 19)...Led the team with 23 points to go along with 3 rebounds in the Seminole's ACC opener against Wake Forest (Dec. 28)...Achielved  a career high 29 points against No. 11 Virginia while makeing a career high in three-pointer (6-for-9) (Dec. 31)...Bacon's final three came with two seconds on the clock to give the Seminoles a 2-point lead as they knocked off No. 11 Virginia in Charlottesville...Scored 17 points to go along with 6 rebounds against No. 21 Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) to extend the Seminoles' record to 15-1 and 3-0 in the ACC...Totaled 13 points and 6 rebounds as the Seminoles knocked off No. 7 Duke (Jan. 10)...Scored 18 points against No. 11 North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Jan. 14)...totaled 16 points in a dominating win over No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21)...scored 19 points against Syracuse (Jan. 28)...nabed 15 points as the Seminoles beat Miami 75-57 (Feb. 1)...tied his career high in points, 29, and three pointers made, 6, as he led the Seminoles to a 109-61 win over Clemson (Feb. 5)...totaled 19 points and 9 rebounds against NC State (Feb. 8)...scored 16 points against Boston College (Feb. 20) to get 1,005 career points and become the 46th player in Florida State history to reach 1,000 career points...recorded 12 points against Clemson (Feb. 25)...came away with 19 points against No. 17 Duke (Feb. 28)...scored a game-high 23 points in Florida State's victory over Mami in the regular season finale (March 4)...scored 17 points to go along with seven rebounds against Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament (March 9)... totaled 18 points and nine rebounds against Notre Dame in the second round of the ACC Tournamanet (March 10)...shot 11-of-17 with 25 points and 9 rebounds vs. FGCU in the first round of the NCAA tournament (March 16)...scored 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 5 rebounds in a second round NCAA tournament game against Xavier (March 18)...

AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Averaged 15.8 points (first on the team), 5.8 rebounds (first), 0.9 steals (second) and 1.5 assists (fourth) while shooting .447 from the field (sixth) and making 32 3-point shots (fourth)…became the first freshman in school history to lead the Seminoles in both scoring and rebounding in the same season…established Florida State freshmen records for total points scored (536), points scored per game (15.8), field goals made (197), field goals attempted (441) and free throws made (110) as he enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons by any Florida State player in school history…earned Freshman All-American honors as he was named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team by collegeinsiders.com…earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors as selected by both the 15 ACC coaches and the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association…named to the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List by the USBWA…led the ACC and set the Florida State record as he earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors an incredible five times during his first season as a Seminole…his five ACC Rookie of the Week selections was one more than Brandon Ingram of Duke in 2015-16 and two more than Seminole great Bob Sura during the 1991-92 season…Bacon’s five ACC Rookie of the Week citations were two more than teammate and fellow ACC All-Freshman Team selection Malik Beasley selection during the 2015-16 season as Bacon and Beasley combined for eight of the 17 Rookie of the Week selections during the season…received the second highest number of votes and was only one vote shy of being a unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman team as voted on by the ACSMA…one of four players to earn votes in the race for ACC Rookie of the Year honors…ranked second among all freshmen scorers in the ACC with his 15.8 points per game average (behind only Brandon Ingram of Duke…third among all freshmen rebounders in the ACC with his 5.8 rebounds per game average…his four double doubles (against Charleston Southern, Louisville, Boston College and Duke) were tied for the second most by a freshman in the ACC during the 2015-16 season…sixth among all freshmen in the ACC with a 0.97 steals per game average (33 steals in 34 games)…totaled 12 games when he scored 20 points or more – the second most among all freshmen and the eighth most among all players in the ACC…scored in double figures 31 of Florida State’s 34 games and in each of the final nine games of the season…his offensive abilities helped Florida State rank third in the ACC in scoring – its highest finish and highest average since the 1992-93 season…ranked 13th in the ACC (among all players) in scoring with his 15.8 points per game scoring average…was 20th in the ACC (among all players) with his 5.8 rebounds per game average…one of only six players in the ACC (also Jaron Blossomgame of Clemson, Brandon Ingram of Duke, Brice Johnson of North Carolina, Michael Young of Pitt and Zach LaDay of Virginia Tech) who ranked in the top-20 (among all players) in the ACC in both scoring and rebounding…immediately displayed his abilities as a scorer as he totaled 23 in his first career game against Nicholls State (Nov. 15) and scored his career-high of 27 points against Jacksonville (Nov. 18) in his second career game…totaled his career-high of 10 field goals made in scoring his career high of 27 points against Jacksonville…set Florida State’s all-time freshmen record for 20+ point scoring games with 12 – 23 against Nicholls State, 27 against Jacksonville, 25 vs Ohio, 20 against Mississippi State, 23 vs. Florida Atlantic, 20 against Charleston Southern, 24 at Florida, 21 against Clemson, 20 against NC State, 22 at Virginia Tech, 21 vs. Notre Dame and 23 vs. Davidson…was a total of only 10 points shy of scoring in double figures in each of the first 34 games of his career (every game of his freshman season)…scored in double figures in a career-high 16 consecutive games from Dec. 16, 2015 against Mississippi State (20 points) through Feb. 11, 2016 at Syracuse (11 points)…scored in double figures in each of the first four postseason games of his career – 13 against Boston College and Virginia Tech in the 2016 ACC Tournament and 23 and 14 against Davidson and Valparaiso in the 2016 NIT…Florida State’s leading scorer and tied for the team lead in rebounding in its 16 non-conference games with averages of 17.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game…the Seminoles’ leader in scoring in their first 12 non-conference games of the season with a 17.8 points per game average…

AT OAK HILL ACADEMY:  Graduated from Oak Hill Academy in 2015…earned one of the most prestigious and highest honors accorded to a high school player as he was named to the 2015 Parade All-American Team…led Oak Hill to a 47-1 record and the No. 2 national prep ranking…the 47 wins during the 2014-15 season made Bacon’s Warriors the winningest team in a single season at the tradition-rich school…defeated eight teams who were ranked in the USA Today Super 25 during the season…scored an incredible 1,119 points and averaged 23.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals in his only season at Oak Hill…his scoring aveage was the highest points per game average since Brandon Jennings (currently of the Detroit Pistons) led Oak Hill in scoring in 2008…named the Gatorade Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year in the state of Virginia…totaled 40 points Oak Hill’s 118-66 victory over Little Rock (Ark.) southwest Christian Academy…notable NBA Alums from Oak Hill include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo…earned the Most Outstanding Player at the Warriors Honors Banquet at the close of the season…

AT IMG ACADEMY: Finished his junior season of 2013-14 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla…was IMG’s leading scorer in his only season at the academy with a 19.3 points per game scoring average…led IMG in scoring (19.3 ppg) and assists (4.0 apg) while shooting 42 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line in 12 games played…totaled his season high of 40 points as he made a season-high 13 field goals, and 10 free throws in only his sixth game as a member of the team against the Score Academy…

AT MCKEEL ACADEMY: Averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and three steals as a sophomore at McKeel in 2012-13…ranked as the 11th best wing prep wing prospect in the nation by Hoopsreports.com…All-America Honorable Mention by prospect-central.com as a sophomore…earned All-State First-Team honors in Class 3A from the Florida Coaches Association…was one of only two sophomores named to the 16-man team…scored 18 points against Tampa Catholic in the 2013 state championship tournament…led McKeel to a 17-8 overall record and to the FHSAA Championship tournament regional semifinals in 2013…scored 34 points in a 63-55 win over Lakeland Christian in the Florida 3A District 7 championship game in 2013…the top player at the Five Star Basketball Camp’s June Showcase conference Player of the Year as a sophomore…

PERSONAL: Born August 30, 1995…Dwayne is the son of Kennie Crawford and Dwayne Bacon, Sr….is very community-serviced oriented and has volunteered with Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America…favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan…named to the academic honor roll in both of his semesters at Oak Hill…began receiving entrees from college coaches during his freshman season…chose to sign with Florida State and head coach Leonard Hamilton over offers from Southern Methodist, Oklahoma State, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgetown, UNLV and Georgia Tech…academic major is sport management...

Florida State’s McDonald’s All-Americans
Dwayne Bacon, 2015
Michael Snaer, 2009
Chris Singleton, 2008
Von Wafer, 2003
Anthony Richardson, 2001
Randell Jackson, 1995
Lamarr Greer, 1994
Corey Louis, 1994
Douglas Edwards, 1989
David White, 1987
Irv Thomas, 1985

Dwayne Bacon’s Career Highs
PTS                                      29 at Virginia (12-31-16)
                                              29 vs. Clemson (2-5-17)    
FGM                                     10 vs. Jacksonville (11-17-15)
3FGM                                    6 at Virginia (12-31-16)
                                               6 vs. Clemson (2-5-17)
3FGA                                    10 at Virginia Tech (2-20-16)
FTM                                      9 vs. Davidson (3-15-16)
FTA                                       10 vs. Davidson (3-15-16)
OR                                        5 at Boston College (1-26-16)
DR                                        10 vs. Charleston Southern (12-21-15)
REBS                                   14 at Boston College (1-26-16)
AST                                      4 at Valparaiso (3-17-16)
BLK                                      1 vs. Mississippi State (12-16-15)
STL                                       4 vs. FAU (12-19-15)
MIN                                       35 vs. Virginia (1-17-16)
                                              35 at Louisville (1-20-16)
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