Dwayne Lee Bacon Jr. is an American basketball player, born in Lakeland, Florida, United States. He is currently playing for Charlotte Hornets. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.
Early in his freshman season, he was named National Freshman and multiple times ACC rookie of the week. In his sophomore season, he was entitled All-ACC second team in Florida State.
He has also been awarded other prestigious awards including Naismith Award, Wooden Award, Midseason Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year, Julius Erving Award, Lute Olson National Player of the week and many more titles given out for his out-class performances.
Dwayne Bacon Family
Kennie Crawford and Dwayne Bacon Sr are the parents of Dwayne Bacon. He’s the only child of his parents. Dwayne is dating a famed model, India Westbrook. The rumored couple has been spotted on various exotic locations, but they have not confirmed their relationship publically. Regardless of being a public figure, Bacon has hidden his life from his fans.
Dwayne Bacon Education
In his high school career, Bacon joined different academies including McKeel Academy in Lakeland city, IMG Academy in Bradenton and lastly joined Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson.
He joined Florida State University where he represented the Florida State Seminoles basketball team which participates in the NCAA tournament and others. He completed his graduation from Florida University.
Dwayne Bacon Career
Bacon joined McKeel Academy where he played basketball as a junior and he averaged 23 points with 7 rebounds each game. He led his team to FHSAA championship semifinals but they lost the match.
Later, he was transferred to IMG Academy. He was top scorer at IMG and at that year, he recorded an average of 19.3 points and 4 assists per game during his senior season there.
Bacon got scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Auburn but he preferred Florida State and made his commitment after his college.
He represented Oak Hills of Florida State and made his team unbeatable throughout the season. His career average at Florida State was 24.4 points with 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists each game.
His team participated in NCAA Tournament but got eliminated. In 2017 he took the decision to enter the NBA draft.
Bacon was picked by New Orleans Pelicans of NBA but later, he was traded to Charlotte Hornets. Bacon made an average debut scoring 8 points and 2 rebounds with the loss against the Detroit Pistons.
Later, Bacon was moved by the franchise to Greensboro Swarm of NBA G-league which is a team affiliated with the Hornets.
Bacon scored maximum rebounds from the Swarm against Maine Red Ants in G-League. Recently playing in NBA G- League 2020, Bacon scored his career highest 51 points against loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants with an efficiency percentile of 47 in the same game.
In NBA regular games, Bacon has appeared in nearly 100 games and has averaged 5.1 points with 2.2 rebounds each game.
Dwayne Bacon Net Worth
His contract amount from the Hornets was $21 million with being one of the highly paid players.
Moreover, he earns from playing Leagues of NBA and doing endorsements. His total net worth is estimated above $115 million.
Dwayne Bacon Basketball Shoes
- Jordan CP3
- Nike LeBron James XII
- Nike Kyrie Low 2
- Jordan 10s