Dwayne Bacon Declares For NBA Draft

Dwayne Bacon Declares For NBA Draft
Posted at 12:01 AM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 00:01:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Wednesday, Florida State sophomore guard Dwayne Bacon made it official as he declared for the NBA Draft.

Bacon released a statement through Florida State, which read:

After deep prayer and consultation with my parents, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft.

I am and forever will be a Seminole.

This organization has been instrumental in my path and as I look to embark on my professional career, I will carry the many lessons learned. we are truly family here and I’d like to thank Coach Ham, Coach C.Y., Coach Jones, Coach Gates and the entire faculty and coaching staff for a great two years.

I am looking forward to the future.

Last year I made the decision to stay and set specific goals for myself personally to help our team get to the next level. Although the outcome was not as favorable as we had hoped, I am still proud and grateful to have achieved those goals alongside my teammates.

Thank you!

Dwayne Bacon

Bacon averaged 17.2 points per game, leading the Noles in his sophomore season. The decision he told us Wednesday was a tough one, but said he felt confident heading into a professional career.

"I just improved on every aspect of my game, defensive side, three ball," he said. "There's still a lot I can improve on but otherwise, coming back and getting better, I did that very well. When I talked to CY and the coaching staff and coach Ham, they just said it's about that time that I make the decision that was best for me, and I feel like this is the best one."