June 20, 2019Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (38th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
July 8, 2019Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls
When Gafford joined the Razorbacks in 2017-18, the team had a trio of well-established guards but needed some frontcourt power. The 6-11 forward came off the bench for the first eight games. When coach Mike Anderson put him in the starting lineup against Minnesota, the freshman responded. He went 8-of-8 from the field on his way to 16 points with seven rebounds and six blocks in the win. Gafford had three double-doubles and helped the Razorbacks into the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. He provided seven points, five rebounds and three blocks in the first-round loss to Butler. Gafford decided to return to Arkansas for his sophomore season and improved his scoring from 11.8 to 16.9 points. He also led the Razorbacks with 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He had 10 double-doubles, including 29 points and 16 rebounds in the regular season finale win over Alabama. Following an SEC tournament loss to Florida, the sophomore forward did not play in the NIT to prepare for the 2019 draft.