No 4. Patrick Beverly, Minnesota Timberwolves (Arkansas basketball player 2006-2008)
NBA point guard Patrick Beverly is in his first season with the young, resurgent Timberwolves and his is using his veteran expertise to guide this team to one of its best starts in years.
In four games off the bench, Beverley is absolutely stuffing the stat sheet averaging 7.8 points, 5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block per game.
The playoff-tested Beverly is setting the defensive tone and showing these young Wolves how to play winning basketball.
Beverly continues to show why he has a reputation for being one of the NBA’s best and peskiest defenders.
No 3. Daniel Gafford, Washington Wizards (Arkansas basketball player 2017-2019)
Fresh off signing a huge $40 million contract extension, former Arkansas basketball standout Daniel Gafford played a handful of games before getting bitten by the injury bug.
The starting center has a right quad injury and is currently listed as day-to-day by the medical staff for the Wizards.
He’s started four out of the four games he’s played in, averaging 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. He’s also part of why the Wizards are off to one of the best starts in the NBA this season (and the best starts in franchise history).
The Razorback fans and Wizards fans alike hope Gafford finds his way back on the court in short order after recovering form his injury.