Precious Achiuwa NBA Draft Scouting Report





SF PF  6-9  223  Memphis (Mali)



  Standing Reach


 9/19/99 7-2 1/4 9-0  NA

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. Achiuwa has a lot of upside and looks like he's on a fast track to the NBA.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tobias Harris
  • Pascal Siakam
Projection: first round pick in the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft