Daniel Gafford

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PF CFROM: ArkansasHT: 6-11WT: 234
BORN: 10/1/98YEAR: So.WING: 7-2 1/4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Gafford came in as an unheralded recruit but has shown flashes of big time athletic ability and
impressive above the rim play, making him a likely lottery pick.

His length and leaping ability are truly special, allowing him to fly threw the air for highlight reel dunks and swat shots on the defensive end. He’s a quick leaper who makes it look effortless.

  • Athleticism/length – A very fluid athlete for a near 7-footer who glides up the court like a small forward and is a breath-taking leaper.
  • Shot blocking and interior defense
  • Upside potential – Gafford is just starting to figure out how good he can be and is showing rapid improvement.
  • Ability to draw fouls and get to the line
  • Rim running in transition and dives to the rim in half court sets
  • Free throw shooting
  • Post moves
  • BBIQ and decision making
  • Foul prone

Comparisons

  • an upgraded version of Clint Capela
  • Marcus Camby

Draft Projection

possible lottery pick