Dwayne Lee Bacon Jr. (born August 30, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Florida State.
Dwayne Bacon at the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game
|No. 7 – Charlotte Hornets|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||August 30, 1995|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||221 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||McKeel Academy|
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|College||Florida State (2015–2017)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Dwayne Bacon attended the McKeel Academy in his native Lakeland, Florida until transferring to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his junior season. At Mckeel Academy, Bacon averaged 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals as a sophomore in 2012-2013. He led Mckeel to a 17-8 overall record and to the FHSAA championship tournament regional semifinals in 2013. In his junior season of 2013-2014 at IMG Academy Bacon was IMG's leading scorer. In his only season at IMG he averaged 19.3 ppg and led in assist with 4.0 apg while shooting 42% from the field and 70% from the free throw line in 12 games played. Bacon transferred to the Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. On September 5, 2014. Dwayne Bacon committed to Florida State over offers from Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, and Auburn. In his senior year at Oak Hill, Dwayne Bacon led Oak Hill to an undefeated regular season with a record of 45-0 and averaged 24.4 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 2.2 steals per game. He was ranked 14th on ESPN 100. Bacon played for the Showtime Ballers AAU program based in Orlando for three seasons.
Dwayne Bacon signed with Florida State on September 5, 2015. As a freshman at Florida State Bacon received the National Freshman of the week honors from CBS Sports on November 21. He was a three time ACC rookie of the week (Nov 16, Dec 21 and Dec 28). In his first career game Bacon had 23 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Bacon achieved his first career win over Charleston Southern with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He appeared in every game during the 2015-16 season for the Seminoles and averaged 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over 28.8 minutes per game. On March 23, Bacon announced via Twitter that he would test his draft status for the 2016 NBA Draft. He did not hire an agent and retained his amateur status and the ability to return to Florida State for the 2016-17 season. However, on March 28 he announced he will return to college.
During his sophomore season, Bacon was named a member of the All-ACC second team for his work with Florida State that season. After his team was eliminated from the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Bacon declared for the 2017 NBA Draft (with a commitment that he'd sign with an agent soon afterward) on March 22, 2017.
Charlotte Hornets (2017–present)Edit
On June 22, 2017, Bacon was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 40th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Charlotte Hornets on draft night. On July 6, 2017, he signed with the Hornets. Dwayne Bacon made his debut in the NBA on October 18, 2017 with a loss against the Detroit Pistons, scoring 8 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Bacon scored a career high 18 points against the San Antonio Spurs on November 3, 2017 with 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. On December 26, 2017, Bacon and Malik Monk got assigned from the Hornets to the Greensboro Swarm. Later, Julyan Stone got assigned from the Hornets to the Swarm. On that same day, Bacon got assigned back to the Charlotte Hornets from the Swarm.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
NBA G LeagueEdit
- "Dwayne Bacon - Player Profile". Seminoles.com. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- Jordan, Jason (March 12, 2015). "Oak Hill Academy star Dwayne Bacon hasn't lost but all he wants to be is a winner". usatodayhss.com. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- Payne, Terrence (September 5, 2015). "Five-star small forward Dwayne Bacon commits to Florida State". nbcsports.com. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- "Dwayne Bacon-Recruiting-Player Profiles". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- "Florida State freshman Dwayne Bacon declares for NBA draft". Sports Illustrated. March 23, 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2016-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Pelicans Acquire Draft Rights to Frank Jackson". NBA.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
- "Hornets Sign Guard Dwayne Bacon". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.