Dwayne Bacon, the newest Charlotte Hornet, piloted the winningest team in the history of Oak Hill Academy – the same high school that produced Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo. Mark Wallheiser AP
Dwayne Bacon, the newest Charlotte Hornet, piloted the winningest team in the history of Oak Hill Academy – the same high school that produced Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo. Mark Wallheiser AP

Charlotte Hornets

Here’s a quick look at Dwayne Bacon, the newest Charlotte Hornets after 2017 draft

June 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Round 2, Pick 10: Dwayne Bacon

Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 220

Position: Guard

College: Florida State

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What he offers: Bacon possesses a great frame for an NBA wing, has an aggressive scoring mentality and is also a solid rebounder. He relies more on athleticism than shooting touch, but he’ll be a strong scoring option on a Hornets’ bench that needs contributors in the backcourt.

Florida State guard Dwayne Bacon, the newest Charlotte Hornet, was was a potential first-round pick before returning to the Seminoles last season.
Phil Sears AP

Worth mentioning: Bacon was a top prospect when he signed with Florida State, and he was a potential first-round pick before returning last season. He didn’t shoot the lights out in college – hitting 31.2 percent of his 3-pointers – but his free-throw rate suggests potential improvement in the pros.

Bet you didn't know: Bacon piloted the winningest team in the history of Oak Hill Academy – the same high school that produced Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo.

C Jackson Cowart: @CJacksonCowart