How the question ‘what if’ drove Precious Achiuwa from Nigeria to Memphis basketball star

By Updated: August 09, 2019 7:29 AM CT | Published: August 09, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>University of Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa works on his dribbling skills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6. Achiuwa moved from Nigeria to the U.S. at age 13 to pursue better educational opportunities, but eventually followed the footsteps of his brother &ndash; who played for St. John’s &ndash; and developed into a hoops prospect.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

University of Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa works on his dribbling skills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6. Achiuwa moved from Nigeria to the U.S. at age 13 to pursue better educational opportunities, but eventually followed the footsteps of his brother – who played for St. John’s – and developed into a hoops prospect. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

If you told Precious Achiuwa he would be playing for Memphis a year ago, he probably wouldn't believe you. 

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Drew Hill

Drew Hill

Drew Hill covers Memphis Tigers basketball and is an AP Top 25 voter. He’s worked throughout the South writing about college athletics before landing in Memphis.


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