TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Dwayne Bacon, the community service leader for the Florida State basketball team, is a nominee for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. The award honors outstanding student-athletes who represent college basketball’s finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers. Bacon is one of 111 nominees from 111 different NCAA Division I college and universities.
Bacon is one of the most community service-oriented student-athletes at Florida State. He is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Florida State and participated in the highest number of community service hours among all of the Seminoles’ male student-athletes. He was a member of the All-ACC Academic Basketball Team as a freshman and was presented with the First-Year Academic Achievement Award by the Florida State coaching staff at the conclusion of his first season as a Seminole.
After submitting his name for consideration in to the 2016 NBA Draft, he made his decision to return to Florida State public at a community service event at a middle school in Tallahassee.
“I am very proud to be a nominee for the Allstate Good Works Team,” said Bacon. “The award stands for many of the things I believe in – giving back, supporting others and being a good person – so this is very special for me. It is important to be a community service leader and it is part of our daily lives here at Florida State.”
The Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport of basketball. All of the payers nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 181 NABC student-athletes for the prestigious honor. Two special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former Notre Dame basketball star, two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner and current WNBA player Skylar Diggins, will the 10-member teams with the final roster of 20 award recipients unveiled in February.
In addition to being a nominee for the 2017 Allstate GoodWorks Team, Bacon is on the watch lists for the Nasimith and Wooden Awards as the top player in college basketball and the Julius Erving Award as the nation’s top shooting guard.
Bacon will lead the Seminoles into Sunday’s game against George Washington in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. He enters that game averaging a team-leading 18.1 points per game and shooting a team-leading .485 from the field.