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Wednesday / May 22.
  • Dwayne Bacon to Visit FSU, Georgetown, Tennessee

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    Dwayne Bacon, a 6-foot-6 5-star shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy (Va.), will trip to Florida State this weekend and also has visits set for Georgetown (Sept. 12) and Tennessee (Oct. 4), Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told SNY.tv Wednesday morning.

    Bacon also visited USC last weekend, while Oklahoma State, SMU and Auburn are among those “trying to get him to visit,” Smith said.

    Still, FSU — which will also host 6-4 guard Malik Beasley and 7-4 Jean Marc Christ Koumadje of the Showtime Ballers AAU program this weekend — has always been considered in strong position for Bacon.

    “I just like that they’re up front with me,” Bacon said of FSU in July. “I can come in and help them right away, so they say, and I’m looking forward to coming in a helping a school right away. That’s a big part of my decision, just being comfortable with the coach.”

    Said Smith: “I know he likes Florida State a lot.”

    Smith said he believes Bacon is ranked too low by the recruiting services. Scout has him at No. 19, Rivals at No. 22 and ESPN at No. 40.

    “I don’t know any guard [in the class] that I’ve seen that can score like he can,” Smith said. “His shot is better than everybody thinks from the perimeter. His 3 point-shot is improving. He can get to the rim.”

    Bacon went for 30 points in the Big Strick Classic in New York last month, and that followed a 58-point outburst the day before in the scrimmage.

    “I don’t see any two guards that are better than him, to be honest,” Smith said. “He’s gotta play every possession, but he has no limitations. He’s long, he will be a good defender in time.

    “Offensively, he’s off the charts. He can score the ball in a variety of ways. His best offensive skill may be his ability to pass the ball. He will be our leading scorer but he could lead us in assists if he wants to. He’s more of a shooting guard, a two guard, but he can bring the ball up the court. He can play some point even though he’s 6-6.

    “I don’t see any limitations for him. He’s as good as anybody I’ve had in a long time.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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