Less than a week after announcing he would be submitting his name to the NBA draft, Florida State freshman guard Dwayne Bacon said he is returning to Florida State.
Bacon revealed the decision via his Twitter account.
Bacon originally said he was not hiring an agent and that returning to Florida State for his sophomore season remained a viable option. The NCAA now allows underclassmen to return to school after attending the NBA Draft Combine and individual team workouts if they do not hire an agent. Bacon will not attend the combine and is not going to work out for any teams.
Bacon, a 6-7 guard from Lakeland, led Florida State with 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. He shot .447 from the field (197 of 441) and .281 (32 of 114) on 3 pointers. He was projected by nbadraft.net to be the 19th pick in the draft.
Fellow freshman Malik Beasley announced last week he was entering the draft. Beasley is not expected to return.
Bacon and Beasley both were members of the the All-ACC freshman team and the top two scorers for coach Leonard Hamilton’s team.