Precious Achiuwa NBA Draft Scouting Report


Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

SF PF  6-9  223  Memphis (Mali)

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 9/19/99 7-2 1/4 9-0  NA

Overview
Precious Achiuwa is a big wing/combo forward with elite level athletic ability. He's got a strong frame with great length and explosive leaping ability. He has great coordination and body control. He can play the 4 position but his best NBA position will be as a big wing and he's already showing that skill set.

Strengths
  • Positional size and athleticism for his size
  • Strength and coordination
  • Plays with intensity and hits the boards hard - gets a lot of second chance points off offensive rebounds
  • Above the rim ability - a great dunker who can finish with power
  • Has decent mechanics on his jumper and a smooth release out to college 3 and beyond (although outside shooting is not yet a strength)
  • Has good handles and ability to drive the ball to the rim - handles well in traffic
  • A high level shot blocker for his position
  • Defensive versatility - can guard 2-4
Weaknesses
  • Needs to work on his off hand dribble and finishing
  • Old for his class (born in 1999)
  • Forces shots, needs better shot selection 
  • Isn't a great 3pt shooter at this point and struggles from the FT line (below 60%)
Comparisons
  • he moves like Tobias Harris, maybe even a little quicker than Tobias
  • but his skill set is more like early years' Pascal Siakam
  • Marcus Morris minus the jumper
Projection: first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft