Precious Achiuwa Rumors
Your Miami HEAT have signed Precious Achiuwa. Achiuwa (ah-CHEW-uh), who Miami selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft, was the 2019-20 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. He appeared in 31 games (all starts) in his lone season at Memphis and averaged 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.87 blocks, 1.10 steals, 1.0 assists and 30.5 minutes while shooting 49.3 percent from the field.
“. . . Just talking to my best friend, my brother, Udonis Haslem, the captain over there. We talked about what the Heat needs, and one thing we talked about was Bam (Adebayo),” Wade said on NBA TV’s draft broadcast. “Bam’s taken a beating down there. So, to have somebody that can come in and kind of play the same way . . . he’s a young Bam. Coming in, Bam couldn’t shoot early on, even though he was real athletic, great going to the rim, a great shot blocker. With the Heat’s ability to put the work in with these players and teach them the NBA game, (Precious) can develop into what Bam has now developed into. So I love this pick for us because it’s something that we needed, and something Bam needs to continue to stay at that All-Star level.”
18 Nov 20
Achiuwa’s Draft Range: Fairly wide. I’ve heard him connected all the way up at No. 9 with the Wizards, so that would likely be the start of the range. There are some sources who think who could be on the board into the 20s, though. Such is life for a big man who NBA teams have skill questions about.