Memphis big man Precious Achiuwa comes in at 15 on my NBA Draft Big Board!
I believe the gap between Achiuwa (@precious
) and former teammate James Wiseman is much closer than many think. Achiuwa is far more versatile, showing he can protect the rim without fouling (3 fouls per 40 minutes), while being able to switch out on to guards and wings.
A late bloomer growth wise, he has only played as a pure big man for a few years. This has resulted in his handle and passing ability being fairly strong for someone his age and size, as he used to play out on the perimeter more.
He’s decently raw and definitely is rough around the edges in some aspects of his game (shooting, making quicker decisions, consistent effort), but I like him as an upside pick towards the end of the lottery.