April 6, 2016 - by
Bacon And Beasley Earn Freshman All-America Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley, the Seminoles’ top two scorers during the 2015-16 season, have been named to the 2016 Kyle Macy Freshman All-American Team presented by collegeinsider.com.  Bacon (15.8 ppg) and Beasley (15.6 ppg) enjoyed two of the most productive seasons in school history as they led the Seminoles to a 20-14 record and into the second round of the NIT.

Bacon and Beasley, who were both named to the All-ACC Freshman team, where one of only three sets of teammates named to the 30-member squad.  They were two of five ACC freshmen (Bryant Crawford of Wake Forest, Brandon Ingram of Duke, Malachi Richardson of Syracuse) included on the list and were two of the three freshmen who finished the season ranked among the ACC’s top 20 overall scorers.

Bacon was named the ACC Rookie of the Week a school-record five times this season.  He finished his first collegiate season ranked 13th overall (and second among freshmen) in scoring and 20th overall (and third among freshman) in rebounding making him one of only two freshmen in the ACC who ranked in the top 20 in the conference in scoring and rebounding,

Bacon will return to Florida State as one of the nation’s top players for the 2016-17 season.

Beasley, was named the ACC Rookie of the Week three times, ranked 16th overall in the ACC in scoring, eighth in free throw shooting percentage (.813), 10th in field goal percentage (.471) and 25th in rebounding (5.3).  He was the only freshman in the ACC to rank in the top 10 in the ACC in field goal and free throw shooting and was one of only two players in the ACC who shot better than 40 percent from the field and better than 80 percent from the free throw line.

Beasley announced on March 21 that he would make himself available for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Bacon and Beasley are the second and third Seminoles to be named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team in the last two seasons.  Sophomore Xavier Rathan-Mayes was named to the team in 2015.

Brandon Ingram of Duke University was named as the recipient of the 2016 Kyle Macy award, presented annually to the nation’s top freshman.

The award is named after 1975 Indiana Mr. Basketball Kyle Macy, who played his freshman season at Purdue University, averaging 13.8 points per game while leading the Boilermakers in free throws. After playing his freshman year at Purdue, Macy transferred to the University of Kentucky in 1976

Bacon And Beasley Earn Freshman All-America Honors

2016 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team
Player, School
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Malik Beasley, Florida State
Jarrell Brantley, College of Charleston
Jaylen Brown, California
Tookie Brown, Georgia Southern
Marquese Chriss, Washington
Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Tyler Davis, Texas A&M
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Nick Emery, Brigham Young
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Marcus Evans, Rice
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
Brandon Ingram, Duke
John Konchar, IPFW
Dedric Lawson, Memphis
Nick Mayo, Eastern Kentucky
Markis McDuffie, Wichita State
Dejounte Murray, Washington
Derick Newton, Stetson
Ivan Rabb, California
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
Ben Simmons, LSU
Dylan Smith, UNC Asheville
Diamond Stoner Maryland
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
Edmond Sumner, Xavier
James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan

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