Daniel Gafford

Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
College: Arkansas
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 10/1/1998

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 33
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
​2019 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 38 by the Chicago Bulls

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Has very good hands
Very good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
Solid athlete
Has a really long wingspan

 
Cons:

Must expand upon his shooting range
Bad free throw shooter
Needs to improve his passing ability
May be fairly raw offensively
Struggles to defend out on the perimeter
Can be foul prone
May rely too much on his raw athleticism

 
​Summary:

Daniel Gafford is an athletic big man who has seen his draft stock rise rapidly, and he could profile into a rim protector in the NBA.​

So far, he has been quite effective in his role, as he can finish plays around the basket, rebound, and block shots.  While he can be inconsistent in games, his skill set, combined with his athleticism and upside could make him a good candidate to be picked in the lottery in 2019.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

247sports.com Article on Daniel Gafford

ESPN’s Article Mentioning Gafford Among Top 100 Prospects

ESPN’s Article on Gafford Returning to Arkansas