Most figured Dwayne Bacon wouldn’t be calling Tallahassee home for too long. But as it turned out, the standout recruit spent twice as much time with Florida State than initially seemed likely.
But that time has now come to an end, as Bacon (6’7, 221) has announced that he’ll forego his remaining two years of amateur eligibility to enter the 2017 NBA Draft. Just where Bacon will be taken is a matter of debate; he’s appeared all over mock drafts. Bacon has a pro-ready build and amazing body control, but struggled increasingly with his shot as the season progressed and also demonstrated a tendency to disappear over stretches of games when things weren’t going well for him.
Bacon led FSU in scoring in each of the last two season, contributing 15.8 points per game in the 2015-2016 campaign and 17.2 in 2016-2017. Bacon also played more minutes per game (28.8) than any other Seminole last season.
His declaration below:
Thank You Lord! pic.twitter.com/CzJNTyAdmz— 8God™ (@BaconDwayne1000) March 22, 2017
On Wednesday, Bacon also addressed the Florida State media, fielding questions on why he came back for his sophomore season, if he believes the decision paid off, and what his next steps are.
Dwayne Bacon addresses his decision to leave Florida State Seminoles Basketball and go pro after his sophomore season.Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Wednesday, March 22, 2017