FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas sophomore Daniel Gafford is now one of the 10 candidates for the 2019 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.
This is the fifth year that the award recognizes the top center in men’s college basketball.
In his sophomore campaign, Gafford is averaging 16.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
In 57 career games, Gafford has 120 career blocked shots, which ranks seventh on the Razorbacks’ all-time list. He’s also racked up 59 dunks throughout his career.
The list will be narrowed down to five players in March. The College Basketball Awards will announce the winner on April 12.
The complete list of final candidates includes:
Daniel Gafford – Arkansas
Ethan Happ – Wisconsin
Bruno Fernando – Maryland
Charles Bassey – Western Kentucky
Nick Ward – Michigan State
Nick Perkins – Buffalo
Nico Carvacho – Colorado State
Jessie Govan – Georgetown
Moses Brown – UCLA
Nathan Knight – William & Mary