Team: Charlotte Hornets
Height/Weight: 6’7″, 221 lbs.
Date of Birth: August 30, 1995
Place of Birth: Lakeland, Florida
High School: McKeel Academy
College: Florida State University
Drafted: 2017- 2nd Round, 40th Overall by Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon is a basketball player with the Charlotte Hornets.
Born in Lakeland, Florida, Bacon graduated from basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, where he earned 2015 Parade All-American honors and was named a McDonald’s All-American. Bacon committed to play collegiately at Florida State in September of 2014.
During his freshman campaign, Bacon led the Seminoles in scoring (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.8 rebounds per game), becoming the first freshman in Florida State history to lead the team in both categories during the same season. At season’s end, Bacon was named to the 2016 All-ACC Freshman Team. Bacon again led the team in scoring with 17.2 points per game his sophomore season, carrying the Seminoles to 26 wins and a #3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Following his sophomore season, Bacon declared for the 2017 NBA Draft.
Dwayne Bacon was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
Off the court, Bacon is dedicated to giving back to his community – he has spent time volunteering with the Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club of America.
In April of 2017, Bacon signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft.