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Washington Wizards | #21 | Forward-Center

Daniel

Gafford

PPG

7.0

RPG

4.3

APG

0.5

PIE

12.2

6'10" | 234lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Selected in the second round (38th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2019 NBA Draft (6/20/19)

BEFORE NBA

Appeared in 67 games (58 starts) for Arkansas and averaged 14.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 2.11 bpg … shot .635 from the field. 2018- 19: Appeared in 32 games (all starts) and averaged 16.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg and 2.03 bpg … shot .660 from the field … led the SEC in field goal percentage (.660) … ranked 4th in the SEC in scoring (16.9), 2nd in rebounding (8.7) and 3rd n blocks (2.03) … one of two players in the NCAA to shoot at least .600 from the field and average 15.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 2.03 bpg … only player in the SEC to rank among the top 5 in scoring (4th, 16.9), rebounding (2nd, 8.7), blocks (3rd, 2.03), offensive rebounds (2nd, 2.84) and defensive rebounds (3rd, 5.81) … scored in double-figures 28 times and pulled down double-digit rebounds 13 times … had a double-double (20 pts/12 reb) in season opener vs. Texas, which tied a career high … scored a career-high 32 points against LSU (1/12) … recorded 19 second-half points on 9-10 shooting against Indiana (11/18) … went 7-7 from the field against national runner-up Texas Tech (1/26). 2017-18: Appeared in 35 games (26 starts) and averaged 11.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 2.17 bpg … shot .605 from the field … named to SEC All-Freshman Team … first freshman in program history to record 400 points, 200 rebounds and 60 blocks in a season … named SEC Freshman of the Week three times … posted three double-doubles, including (16 pts/12 reb) vs. Florida in the SEC Tournament, (21 pts/10 reb) vs. No. 14 Auburn and (14 pts/11 reb) at Florida … scored in double figures in each of his first four collegiate games and had a total of 22 games in double figures in his freshman campaign

PERSONAL LIFE

Born on Oct. 1, 1998, in El Dorado, Ark. … son of Wayne Gafford and Teresa Frazier … has four siblings … ranked as the top player in the state of Arkansas and the No. 11 power forward in the nation by 247Sports.com … rated as a four-star player by ESPN, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Future150.com … a consensus top 50 player, rated as high as No. 33 in the 2017 class by Rivals.com … two-time All-State selection … led El Dorado High School to a 28-5 record and a trip to the 6A State Title Game as a senior