TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon, who has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week a school-record five times this season, has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball Team, as announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.
In addition to his success in the classroom during his first year as a Seminole, Bacon is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29 games. He is one of only three freshmen who is ranked in the top 25 in both the scoring and rebounding categories among all ACC players and is one of only two players to rank among the top three freshmen in both categories. He is tied for second among all freshmen in the ACC with four double doubles.
“One of my goals has always been to be successful academically,” said Bacon. “It’s important to my mother and my entire family that I continue to become a well-rounded person and being successful in the classroom is a big part of my development. Being named to the All-ACC Academic Team is an honor that I am very proud to earn because my success in the classroom is important to me.”
Bacon has scored in double figures in 26 of 29 games and has set the Florida State record for freshmen with 11 scoring games of 20 points or more.
Bacon was one of 10 ACC freshmen named to the 26-member All-ACC Academic team.
Marcus Paige of North Carolina was named as the recipient of the Skip Prosser Award for the second consecutive year. The Skip Prosser Award is presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball. It is named in memory of Wake Forest head basketball coach George Edward “Skip” Prosser, who passed away on July 26, 2007. Prosser compiled a 291-146 career record in 14 seasons as a head coach, including a 126-68 mark in his six years with Wake Forest. Every Wake Forest senior he coached graduated, and the Deacons placed nine players on the annual All-ACC Academic Basketball Team during his tenure.
Bacon is one of seven academic honorees who is averaging in double figures in scoring this season.
2016 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Player Class School Hometown Major
Dwayne Bacon Fr. Florida State Lakeland, Fla. Exploratory
Gabe DeVoe So. Clemson Shelby, N.C. Pre-Business
Jordan Roper Sr. Clemson Columbia, S.C. Athl. Leadership
Grayson Allen So. Duke Jacksonville, Fla. Psychology
Amile Jefferson Sr. Duke Philadelphia, Pa. History
Chase Jeter Fr. Duke Las Vegas, Nev. Undeclared
Tadric Jackson So. Georgia Tech Tifton, Ga. Business Admin.
Deng Adel Fr. Louisville Melbourne, Australia Undeclared
Trey Lewis Gr. Louisville Garfield Heights, Ohio Higher Education
Mangok Mathiang Jr. Louisville Melbourne, Australia Communication
Cameron Johnson So. Pittsburgh Moon Township, Pa. Arts & Sciences
Donovan Mitchell Fr. Louisville Greenwich, Conn. Undeclared
Chinanu Onuaku So. Louisville Lanham, Md. Communication
Quentin Snider So. Louisville Louisville, Ky. Communication
Raymond Spalding Fr. Louisville Louisville, Ky. Undeclared
Davon Reed Jr. Miami Ewing, N.J. Sport Admin.
Luke Maye Fr. North Carolina Huntersville, N.C. Business Admin.
Marcus Paige Sr. North Carolina Marion, Iowa Media & Journalism
Maverick Rowan Fr. NC State Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Communication
Rex Pflueger Fr. Notre Dame Dana Point, Calif. Undeclared
Matt Ryan Fr. Notre Dame Cortland Manor, N.Y. Undeclared
Ryan Luther So. Pittsburgh Gibsonia, Pa. Arts & Sciences
Damon Wilson Fr. Pittsburgh Atlanta, Ga. Arts & Sciences
Rafael Maia Gr. Pittsburgh Sao Paulo, Brazil Business Admin.
Jalen Hudson So. Virginia Tech Richmond, Va. Business
Devin Wilson Jr. Virginia Tech McKees Rocks, Pa. Political Science