Dwayne Bacon says he's leaving Florida State to enter NBA draft

Second-team All-ACC player averaged 17.2 points per game this season

Dwayne Bacon shoots the ball against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first round of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Dwayne Bacon is leaving Florida State to enter the NBA draft.

The sophomore announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter.

"After deep prayer and consultation with my parents, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA draft," Bacon said. "I am and forever will be a Seminole."

Bacon briefly flirted with entering the NBA last season but decided to return to school.

The second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference player averaged 17.2 points per game this season and helped the Seminoles (26-9) reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012.

Third-seeded Florida State was upset by 11th-seeded Xavier 91-66 in the second round last Saturday in Orlando.

"Last year I made the decision to stay and set specific goals for myself personally to help our team get to the next level," Bacon said. "Although the outcome was not as favorable as we had hoped, I am still proud and grateful to have achieved those goals alongside my teammates."

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