Get To Know More About NBA Player Precious Achiuwa

With five siblings, Precious Achiuwa, a budding star for the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, comes from a large and obviously loving family.

There are two sisters, Grace and Peace Achiuwa, and three brothers, God’swill, Promise, and God’sgift Achiuwa, among his siblings.

Although there is a lot of information accessible regarding Precious’s basketball career, his older brother God’sgift is also well-known in the collegiate basketball scene.

Between 2011 to 2014, God’sgift played basketball for St. John’s, where he also majored in administrative studies. During his redshirt senior year, he was selected for the 2013–14 Big East All–Academic Team, one of his many noteworthy college accomplishments.

God’sgift had outstanding numbers, including a strong contribution to the team’s rebounding and a.534 field goal percentage. He was also recognized for his academic accomplishments.

Regretfully, there aren’t many details available about Precious’ other siblings. His other siblings’ private lives are still largely unknown, despite the well-known achievements of his eldest brother, God’sgift, in collegiate basketball.

God’sgift Achiuwa played a crucial role in shaping Precious Achiuwa’s basketball career

God’sgift, Precious’s older brother, has been a huge guide and supporter during Precious’s basketball career.

God’sgift traveled from Nigeria to the United States, first enrolling at Erie Community College in New York before securing a spot at St. John’s four years prior to Precious’ arrival.

This action cleared the path for Precious, who left Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and traveled to several U.S. cities, including Queens, Newark, New Jersey, Montverde, Florida, and Memphis, Tennessee, on a life-changing journey.

Precious told the New York Post, “Having my brother come before me, he was a guide to me for every step of the way so far,” attributing his basketball career to God’s gift.


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Precious and Oz Cross, a local AAU coach, were introduced by God’s gift. Cross saw right away that Precious was determined, because he would always ask about weekly exercise schedules.

He quickly developed into an exceptional prospect while attending St. Benedict’s Prep for his high school years, garnering honors like being chosen for the McDonald’s All-American Game and being ranked as the 15th-best prospect in the country by

Back in Nigeria, basketball was the most popular sport, but Precious took an interest in the sport after seeing his brother’s growth as a player after moving away from home.

Earlier than his brother, Precious started playing as a guard at first. God’sgift anticipated Precious’s ability to be a forward and thought his younger brother would outperform him if he could match his improvement.

How old is Precious Achiuwa?

Precious Achiuwa, who is currently 24 years old, was born on September 19, 1999, to Eunice and Donatus Achiuwa. Soccer was his first sport in the sports world, and he played it a lot in his early years.

But he moved to the States in the eighth grade, and that’s when he turned his attention to basketball. He played basketball at Our Saviour Lutheran School in Centereach, New York, during his freshman year of high school.

In a similar vein, he studied for two years at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, where he joined the nationally acclaimed basketball team and played alongside prominent prospects to NCAA Division I.


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Averaging 18.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, and 2.2 steals per game, he had an especially outstanding junior season that helped his team reach an outstanding 28–2 record and earned him a berth on the MaxPreps Junior All-American second team.

After that, he moved to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, where he played his senior year and made a substantial contribution, averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Thanks to his outstanding play, he was named to the USA Today All-USA Florida first team, the MaxPreps All-American fifth team, and the USA Today All-USA third team.

The athlete also showcased his abilities on a larger platform in 2019 by participating in major tournaments like the Nike Hoop Summit and the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Precious Achiuwa’s professional career

Penny Hardaway, the head coach of Memphis, coached Precious during her collegiate career. He scored 14 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in his Memphis debut, helping the team defeat South Carolina State handily.

During his rookie campaign, he scored a career-high 25 points against Ole Miss in a close victory of 87–86. After a brilliant effort against Jackson State, he was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

His remarkable game averages of 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks are statistically noteworthy. Consequently, he received the AAC Player and Freshman of the Year awards.


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After having such an incredible first campaign, Precious filed to enter the 2020 NBA draft. The Miami Heat selected him with the 20th overall in the NBA draft.

He formally signed his rookie scale contract with the Heat on November 25, 2020. On August 6, 2021, though, he and Goran Dragić were acquired by the Toronto Raptors via a sign-and-trade agreement from the Heat in return for Kyle Lowry.

In a game against the Washington Wizards on October 20, 2021, he made his Raptors debut by recording six points, seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

Notably, in a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on November 24, 2021, the basketball player set a career high with three 3-pointers made in addition to excellent figures of 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

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