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5 - Precious Achiuwa

6-9, 225 Small Forward/Power Forward
Undecided.gif Undecided Freshman
Birthday
09/19/99 (20.1 yrs)
Hometown
Bronx, NY
High School
Montverde Academy
Athleticism
9
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
NA
Potential
8
Passing
NA
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Mo Harkless/Travis Outlaw

Strengths: 6’9 explosive forward … Great length with a 7’2 wingspan and 9’0 standing reach … Explosive athlete with an aggressive mindset … Very quick first step … Jumps well off one or both feet … Throws down dunks on defenders and attacks the rim off the dribble … Good slashing ability. Doesn’t shy away from contact … Moves very well at his height and has good versatility … Good motor and activity level … Averaged 13.6 points per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Finished fourth in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 14.4 points per game in 2018 … Great strength and powerful body, doesn’t lack physicality … Finishes well through contact and draws fouls at a good rate. Shot a second most 6.8 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Good rebounder. Finished fifth on the Under Armour Association with eight rebounds per game in 2018 … Finished third at the NBPA Top 100 with 7.1 rebounds per game in 2018 … Solid ballhandling and passing ability at his height. Passes well out of drives and on the move … Defends well and versatile on that end. Gets low in a defensive stance and moves his feet very well … Averaged 1.1 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Good timing and quick off the ground as a shot blocker, gets chase downs on occasions … Finished ninth on the Under Armour Association with 2.1 blocks per game in 2018 …

Weaknesses: Jumpshot has shown improvement but needs more consistency … Needs to add creativity to his dribble, lacks technique when his path gets cut off and can’t dunk it over the defense. Doesn’t create much in the half court and can get more action playing off the ball … Can add a floater and midrange game to his offense … Perimeter offensive game has much room to improve. Settles for contested shots at times and can improve consistency. Shot 22.2% 3P% over the Under Armour Association in 2018. Shot 6.7% 3P% (1-15) at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Leans forward on free throws and seems off-balanced. Only shot 53.7% FT% over the Under Armour Association in 2018. Shot 60.6% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Can cut down on turnovers. Averaged 2.9 turnovers per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Older for his class, will turn 20 in September of his freshman year of college …

Outlook: Playing his senior year at Montverde Academy after transferring from St. Benedict’s Prep … Big talent and explosive athlete in the 2019 high school class …

Notes: Measured: 6’9 in shoes, 223 lbs, a 7’2.25 wingspan, with a 9’0 standing reach at the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … Originally from Nigeria …

Evan Tomes 4/12/19

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