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• CITIZEN NAISMITH TROPHY WATCH LIST
• LUTE OLSON AWARD WATCH LIST
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• PRESEASON 1ST TEAM ALL-SEC MEDIA
• PRESEASON 1ST TEAM ALL-SEC COACHES
• CONSENSUS NBA LOTTERY PICK IN 2019 MOCK DRAFTS
- 6th by NBADraft.net
- 7th by NBC Sports
- 8th by CBS Sports
- 8th by Draftsite.com
- 9th by Forbes
- 10th by ESPN
13th by BleacherReport.com
- 14th by SBNation.com
As a Freshman (2017-18)
Named to SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches … Averaged 11.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots overall while averaging 12.7 points and 6.2 boards in league play … Was the first Arkansas freshman in program history to record 400 pts, 200 rebs and 60 blocks in a season (@HogStats) … Ranked 22nd nationally and second in the SEC with 76 blocked shots … Shot 60.5 percent from the field, which would have ranked 14th nationally and tops in the SEC but he did not meet the NCAA minimum of making five shots per game (averaged 4.7) … Named SEC Freshman of the Week three times … Was only SEC freshman to receive the weekly honor three times and became just the third Razorback to earn the honor multiple times (Bobby Portis and Patrick Beverley each were three-time recipients) … First was Dec. 11 as he combined to make 13-of-17 field goals versus Colorado State (5-of-9 for 14 points) and Minnesota (8-of-8 for 16 points) with a total of 13 rebounds … Second was Jan. 22 when he posted 14 points and 11 rebounds in a midweek loss at Florida, before scoring 15 points with nine rebounds, three steals and three blocks in a win over Ole Miss on Saturday … Third came on Feb. 19 following strong performances in wins at Ole Miss (6-of-7 FG and 7-of-10 FT for 19 points and six rebounds) and versus Texas A&M (7-of-8 shooting for 18 points and six rebounds) … Threw down 75 dunks in 35 games which was more than six other SEC teams and one shy of another league member … Tallied three double-doubles, including 16 and 12 versus Florida in the SEC Tournament, 21 and 10 versus No. 14 Auburn and 14 and 11 at Florida … Just missed a triple-double against Vanderbilt, recording 16 points, nine rebounds and seven blocked shots … Tied his career-high with seven blocks versus Auburn, which are tied for most rejections in a regular season SEC game in school history … The 21 points versus Auburn was his best output in a league game as he had season highs in both field goals made (10) and attempted (15) … Also Established career high with 12 rebounds, including a season-best 10 on the defensive end, versus Cal State Bakersfield … Poured in a season-high 25 points (9-of-11 shooting from the field and 7-of-10 from the line) in his third collegiate game (Fresno State) … Scored double digits in each of his first four collegiate games, had a streak of five straight in double figures and had a total of 22 games in double digits in his rookie campaign.
Prior to Arkansas
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 the Wildcats to a 28-5 record and a trip to the 6A state title game as a senior … Averaged 17.4 points, 16 rebounds, 7.7 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.4 assists per game as a senior … Tallied 11 triple-doubles and 18 double-doubles in his final year at El Dorado … Had 10-plus blocks in 11 games … Pulled down 10-plus rebounds in 31 games, including seven games of 20 or more boards and one 30-rebound performance.
Born on Oct. 1, 1998, in El Dorado … Son of Wayne Gafford and Teresa Frazier … Has four siblings … Majoring in sport management.