Precious Achiuwa, born on September 19, 1999), whose hometown is in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is an American professional basketball player, a defensive inside player, and a power forward.
Location: F (No. 5)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 102 kg/225 lbs
Team: Toronto Raptors
Draft: 20th pick in the first round of 2020
Salary this season: $2.71 million
Achiuwa immigrated from Nigeria to the United States in middle school and later attended Monteverde College. He was a top 15 player in the 2019 class and was named to the McDonald’s All-American team. In college, Achiuwa studied at the University of Memphis. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in a freshman game, and was named AAC Player and Freshman of the Year.
Precious Achiuwa has all the skills of a top defensive player. Possesses the ability to move quickly like a guard, and has amazing explosiveness in blocking shots. In addition to serving as a power forward, Achiuwa can also be competent at the center, and his versatility is very attractive.
In the 2020 draft, he was selected by the Heat with the 20th overall pick in the first round and officially became a professional basketball player. On August 7, 2021, in a multiplayer trade between the Heat and the Toronto Raptors, Precious Achiuwa was sent to the Raptors.