FSU Basketball Player of the Week: Dwayne Bacon

Florida State is off to an 8-2 start and is on a 4-game winning streak entering Monday. The biggest reason for FSU’s success early this season is the play of the freshmen, but this week, it was the McDonald’s All-American that shined brightest.

Slasher Dwayne Bacon is the Florida State Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 14-20 after averaging 21.5 points, 4 rebounds and a pair of steals in two games this past week.

Bacon opened the week with a 20-point, 6-rebound effort in Wednesday’s 90-66 win over Mississippi State. He followed that up with 23 points and four steals in Saturday’s come-from-behind 64-59 victory over Florida Atlantic in Sunrise, Florida.

In addition to lighting up the scoreboard, Bacon was extremely efficient, shooting 16-for-27 from the field — a mark of better than 59 percent. For the season, Bacon averages nearly 17 points and five rebounds.

Among freshmen, Bacon ranks sixth nationally in scoring. He and the Seminoles will host Charleston Southern on Monday.

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.