Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
College: Florida State
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 52
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 40 by the New Orleans Pelicans (Rights traded to the Charlotte Hornets)
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter from all over the floor
Adequate defensive player
Very good size to play the off guard position
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
May have shot selection issues
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can play too selfishly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games
Dwayne Bacon is a very athletic swingman that is projected to be a potential first round pick in the upcoming draft.
He is a fairly good offensive player. Bacon will attack the basket to garner the bulk of his scores, and he will make plenty of trips to the free throw line. However, he will need to improve his jump shot and shooting mechanics, as he releases the ball from a low angle, which makes him susceptible to getting his shot blocked more.
He also is an adequate passer and ball handler, but his shot selection and decision-making can be suspect at times.
Bacon is also a good rebounder, as he will really crash the glass to haul in plenty of boards in games. He has the athletic tools to excel as a defensive player, so teams and scouts will look to see how well he plays on that end of the floor this year.
In general, Dwayne Bacon is an intriguing prospect. He has the skills to develop into a solid scorer and two-way player in the NBA. If he can be a more consistent performer on a nightly basis, he could end up being a first round pick in 2017.
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