NBA Draft: Profiling the top 5 small forwards from the 2020 class

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3. Precious Achiuwa – Memphis

The Nigerian born Achuiwa recently completed his freshman year and looks to be ready to play at the next level. Coming out of high school he was a five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American. He was named the AAC Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year.

Achiuwa averaged 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, the only freshman in the country to average a double-double. The forward has recorded 18 double-doubles on the season, tied for seventh in the country and first among freshmen.

He’s a great athlete and plays aggressively at his position. Even if he is a bit raw around the edges, teams will jump at the opportunity to land him based on potential alone.

At 6-foot-9 and 225 lbs, he reminds me of another combo forward of a similar build the Magic’s Aaron Gordon. He possesses incredible athleticism which allows him to get to the rim at will.