Miami Heat: Precious Achiuwa fell into their laps and it’s awesome!

Memphis Tigers forward Precious Achiuwa leans his head against the basket19
Memphis Tigers forward Precious Achiuwa leans his head against the basket19 /
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Memphis Tigers forward Precious Achiuwa leaps up to defend a shot fake by Wichita State Shockers guard Jamarius BurtonW 21884 /

The Miami Heat got a player. Precious Achiuwa should be able to come in and contribute right away.

In the half-court, he can finish okay but could definitely become better and especially finishing with his left hand. As raw as he is, Achiuwa can jump off of one or two feet to finish, which is impressive.

This shows you just how athletic he is. Achiuwa also has a handle and although a little loose at times, it’s more than manageable now to get his stuff off, while it should only get better with time.

If Achiuwa gets his outside shooting to become more consistent, while improving his handle, he should become a  problem. For a guy of his size and skill set, standing 6’9″ and 225 pounds currently (an NBA-ready frame, might I add), again as it’s worth saying twice, he could become problem problem.

Now, by no means is Achiuwa a perfect player nor is any player, as he needs to immediately get to work on his free throw shooting at just 59.9 percent in college. Something that could take him to the next level immediately though is improving his shooting overall, which would help everywhere.

His form isn’t terrible but at times his form isn’t consistent either. Specifically, I’ve noticed that at times he fails to get his lower half set.

Miami’s shooting coach, Rob Fodor, definitely has a challenge on his hands. Also, Achiuwa needs to work on his turnovers/decision making but with being in a lesser role with Miami for now, he won’t be needed to make that many decisions with the ball in his hands.