Florida State shooting guard Dwayne Bacon has announced via his Twitter that he will withdraw his name from consideration for the 2016 NBA Draft and instead return to the Seminoles for his sophomore season.
A former five-star talent and McDonald’s All-American from Lakeland, Florida, Bacon led Florida State with 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 45 percent from the field. Though talented, he proved to be more of a slashing 2-guard rather than a complete one, his jump shot looking incredibly raw at times.
Florida State did go 20-14 with Bacon as part of the mix, a step up from last year’s 17-16 finish, but the Seminoles also went 8-10 in ACC play for the second year in a row.
But the good news is that since Bacon is set to return next season, Florida State’s odds of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 have greatly improved. The Seminoles have a great recruiting class coming in, headlined by five-star wing and IMG Academy star Jonathan Isaac.
Throw Dwayne Bacon into the mix as well, and Florida State could easily be a sleeper in 2016-17.
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