Florida State freshman Dwayne Bacon declares for NBA draft

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Thursday March 24th, 2016

Florida State freshman wing Dwayne Bacon has declared for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, he tweeted on Wednesday.

By not securing representation, Bacon will be able to maintain his amateur status and return to college, should he decide to, by the May 25 deadline. The new draft rules allow prospects to withdraw their names from the pool after working out for teams and, if invited, attending the combine. After gauging their stock and receiving feedback, the rules aim to allow players to make more informed decisions on turning pro.

“I have the upmost [sic] respect for Coach Hamilton and the rest of the FSU staff, as they are the ones who helped put me in this position to begin with,” Bacon wrote. “Returning to Florida State remains a viable and strong decision, I love being a Seminole. I will make an informed decision on my future when the time is right.”

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Bacon, standing 6'7" and weighing 210 pounds, averaged 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in his first season at Florida State. He shot just 28% from three-point range. He is the second Florida State freshman to declare for the draft, joining teammate Malik Beasley.

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