Dwayne Bacon

Height: 6-6

Weight: 215

College: Florida State

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 8/30/1995

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)

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Decent shooter from all over the floor

Adequate playmaker

Adequate rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Great athlete

Very good size to play the off guard position

Cons:

Streaky shooter

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

Summary:

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.