Miami Heat draft former Tiger Precious Achiuwa with No. 20 pick

Achiuwa’s long journey to the NBA, from Nigeria to New York to Memphis, came to an end Wednesday night.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 18, 2020 10:48 PM CT | Published: November 18, 2020 9:04 PM CT
<strong>The Miami Heat selected former University of Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa with the No. 20 pick in the first round of Wednesday&rsquo;s NBA draft.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Miami Heat selected former University of Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa with the No. 20 pick in the first round of Wednesday’s NBA draft. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Achiuwa and James Wiseman became the first pair of first-round draft selections for the Tigers since 2006. 

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Danielle Lerner

Danielle Lerner

Danielle Lerner covers Tigers basketball for the Daily Memphian. She previously covered college hoops at The Athletic and the Louisville Courier-Journal, where she also wrote about professional soccer, horse racing, college football and, occasionally, tacos.


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