March 1, 2016 - by
Bacon Named To All-ACC Academic team

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.

Bacon Named To All-ACC Academic team

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
/History
Devin Wilson                    Jr.              Virginia Tech            McKees Rocks, Pa.             Political Science

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