Dwayne Bacon: Family, Relationships & More

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Dwayne Bacon is a professional American basketball player currently playing from Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.

He plays the position of small forward and was drafted into the NBA by New Orleans Pelicans in the 40th overall pick in 2017. 

Bacon isn’t active as much as other legendary players but has successfully made a niche and proved to be a skillful and hard-working athlete.  

Dwayne Bacon About To Shoot
Dwayne Bacon About To Shoot (Source: Instagram)

There is much more to learn about the basketball player, from his early life and family to his educational qualification. This article gives you detailed information about his personal and professional life.

Now let’s look into some quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Dwayne Lee Bacon Jr.
Birth Date August 30, 1995
Birth Place Lakeland, Florida, USA
Age 28 Years Old
Known As Dwayne Bacon
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Education
  • McKeel Academy
  • Oak Hill Academy
  • Florida State University
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Dwayne Bacon Sr.
Mother’s Name Kennie Crawford
Siblings N/A
Height 6 feet 6 inches/1.98 m/198 cm 
Weight 221 lb/100 kg
Build Athletic
Shoe Size 10 US
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown 
League
  • Greek Basket League
  • Euro League
Active Years 2017-Present
Marital Status Unmarried
Ex-Girlfriend  MacKenzie Hyatt
Children Two (Elias, Chanel)
Profession Basketball Player
Position Small Forward
Currently Playing for Panathinaikos
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
NBA Draft 2017 Round: 2 / Pick: 40th Overall
Awards and Achievements
  • 2017- Second-team All-ACC Second Team 
  • 2015- McDonald’s All-American 
  • 2015- First-team Parade All-American 
Social Media Instagram
Merch  Signed Card, Signed Photo 
Last Update April 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Bacon was born in Lakeland, Florida, on August 30, 1995, to his parents, Kennie Crawford and Dwayne Bacon, Sr. 

He was always interested in sports, and basketball was his passion from his childhood days. 

His parents supported him, which was the primary factor for him to continue the sport in high school and college.

Dwayne With His Mother
Dwayne With His Mother (Source: Instagram)

Bacon has been to several schools during his high school years. He attended the McKeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida.

But soon, he transferred to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After that, he moved to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and graduated. 

Dwayne joined Florida State University, where he played basketball, and sharpened his skills to be a brilliant player, and made it his professional career. 

Age, Height & Weight

The brilliant athlete is 28 years old

He stands 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs around 221 lb (100 kg). With such amazing height and weight, he has been able to play more quickly and efficiently.

Dwayne consumes a healthy diet to hold his physique and works hard to be in shape. His excellent physique has been helpful for him in maintaining flexibility and agility in the game. 

Tattoos

Many basketball players like to get their bodies inked, and Bacon is no different from them. In fact, he has both his hands and legs covered with tattoos.

With an incredibly great physique and athletic figure, the arts and the tattoo add a factor to his charm and style.

Tattoos are a personal choice, and we can say that the ink looks good on him. 

Career

High School Career

Bacon went to McKeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida, and played basketball in his sophomore year.

He did really well, and the team was in the semifinals of the FHSSA championship in 2013. But soon, he transferred to the IMG Academy. 

In his junior year at IMG Academy, he continued to play basketball and was the lead player on the team.

After that, he was again transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Bacon completed his senior year and had a fruitful time as a basketball player.

Due to his excellent skills and performance, he ranked 14th on ESPN 100 and participated in three seasons for the Showtime Ballers AAU program. 

College Career

In 2015, Dwayne Bacon joined Florida State University, and in his first year, CBS Sports honored him with the title of National Freshman of the week on November 21. 

After that, he also successfully became the ACC rookie of the week three times. 

In 2016, Dwayne was determined to be drafted into NBA but soon returned to college for the next season.

The officials selected Bacon for the All-ACC Second Team during his sophomore year. 

NBA Career

New Orleans Pelicans selected Bacon on June 22, 2017, with the 40th overall pick, but he was exchanged to the Charlotte Hornets later that night. 

On October 18, 2017, Bacon debuted in his first NBA match with the Hornets. The game was against the Detroit Pistons, and his team lost.

He had a great start with the Hornets, as just a month after his debut, he scored his career-high 18 points.

Bacon with the Hornets
Bacon With The Hornets (Source: Twitter)

During this time, he also had a stint in the NBA G League with the Hornets’ affiliate team, the Greensboro Swarm. 

Bacon joined Orlando Magic on November 24, 2020. He had a great year with the Magic as he recorded career-high points and was highly praised for his skills and performance. 

Nevertheless, Orlando Magic released him from the contract on August 8, 2021.

After that, he entered a new contract with the New York Knicks on August 19, 2021, but just after two months; he was retracted. 

Euro & Greek League

Bacon signed a contract with AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A on October 26, 2021.

The small forward joined the Los Angeles Lakers on September 26, 2022, but on October 8, he was released.

Dwayne formally agreed to a two-year contract with the Greek team Panathinaikos on October 21, 2022.

Injuries

As every other sportsperson has a history of injuries, Dwayne Bacon is no stranger to them. He also had some injuries in his professional career. 

On April 3, 2018, Bacon suffered from an ankle injury. He sprained his right ankle while playing on the court and had to rest after the injury, missing out on games.

Likewise, he had a knee injury and missed out a week on the game on November 13, 2019. 

Girlfriend and Kids

Bacon was in a serious relationship with Mackenzie Hyatt, with whom he had two children; a son and a daughter.

The couple had their son, Elias, in June 2017, and their daughter, Chanel, was born on July 21, 2020.

Dwayne had some cheating rumors during his relationship with Hyatt. In fact, in 2019, he was rumored to be dating India Westbrooks, but neither he nor his sources confirmed anything. 

Bacon With His Children And Ex-Girlfriend
Bacon With His Children And Ex-Girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

The couple was together for a few years before they finally called it quits.

All the rumors came to life when Mackenzie broke up with him in February 2021 and accused him of cheating multiple times.

She publicly called him out on her social media and said that she was silent for some time due to her concern for the kids.

Finally, she broke up but decided to co-parent with Bacon for the sake of her children’s future.

Current Girlfriend

Dwyane Bacon is dating Nique, a video creator, and a social media star. Even when he was dating Mackenzie, he was allegedly linked to her, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Nique often posts videos on her Youtube channel with the basketball player. Well, the couple seems to be enjoying their time together. 

Bacon is also seen taking good care of his children and co-parenting well with his ex-girlfriend. 

Net Worth

Dwayne Bacon has a net worth of around $1 to $5 million as of April 2024.

He has earned wealth through his professional basketball career after playing for different teams. 

Bacon also has other income sources, as he modeled for Yeezy sneakers and earned a lot from the gig. Nonetheless, his major earnings are still from the contracts and deals.

Furthermore, Bacon likes to spend his hard-earned cash to spoil his family and friends. 

Charity Work

Dwayne Bacon believes in giving back to society and the place he came from. He is involved in many charitable works and organizations.

He is from Florida and has done many charitable deeds, and is one of the most committed players, as told by the officials of the state team. 

Due to his involvement in generous works, he was given the Good Works Team Award by the Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). 

Bacon participates in community service in his hometown in Florida and is also known as a community service leader among other athletes from the state.

Social Media Presence

Bacon is active on Instagram, where he shares his personal and professional moments with his fans.

With the pictures and videos posted on his social media, people can observe a new side of him.

Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon In His Hornet Jersey (Source: atthehive.com)

Instagram: 446K Followers

Popularity Graph

The former NBA player Dwayne Bacon is searched by millions of his fans and followers. 

Dwayne Bacon Search Graph 2023
Dwayne Bacon Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above graph illustrates his popularity trend in the last 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Dwayne Bacon now?

Currently, he plays for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague.

What is the jersey number of Dwayne Bacon?

His jersey number is 24 for Panathinaikos. 

Is Dwayne Bacon married?

Bacon isn't married but has two kids with his ex-girlfriend.

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